Real Estate, The Garden State’s Finest Pop Combo Announce Australian Dates - MARCH 2012
“The effortlessly radiant spell of Days reaffirms this lo-fi pop-rock outfit as one of the best bands in the indie circuit.” – The New York Times
“This record is your friend, with delicately plucked riffs and beautiful vocals a perfect entry to summer” – triple j Magazine
“The ideal soundtrack for the summer.” – The Sydney Morning Herald
Channelling sun streaked summers past through their pristine guitar pop, New Jersey’s Real Estate make music sound easy.
Already announced on Golden Plains Festival, Real Estate will perform Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane headline dates when making their long-awaited Australian debut in March.
Martin Courtney, Alex Bleeker and Matthew Mondanile were long-time friends, barely home from college when they formed a band in 2008. They’d shared a childhood in the Garden State and wrote songs for their postcode, charting Ridgewood’s suburban dreary with a bemused sense of wonder and appreciation.
Rarely does a band make life’s minutiae sound so attractive. Their two albums – 2009’s self-titled debut and the recent Days – are imbued with warmth, characterized by their timelessness and distinguished by skilful instrumental restraint. Notes Pitchfork, “These aren't minimal songs by any means, but the layers of cycling guitar, rolling rhythm, and gentle echo are always understated, more about conveying feeling than showing off the band's considerable chops.”
Joined by drummer Jackson Pollis and multi-instrumentalist Jonah Maurer, the band’s expansive live show is breezy and nostalgic, making disarmingly simple pop sound unexpectedly profound.
Real Estate’s first Australian tour finds the band at its strongest, following performances on Primavera Sound and Pitchfork Music Festivals, a sold-out American tour, and with a gorgeous suite of songs to their name.
Tickets on sale now.
Friday 9 March – The Standard – Sydney.
Tickets from Moshtix, online www.moshtix.com.au, by phone 1300 Get Tix (438 849), on your mobile via www.moshtix.mobi and Moshtix outlets. Also available through Penny Drop online: http://pennydrop.oztix.com.au.
Saturday 10 March – Golden Plains – Meredith.
More information and tickets here.
Monday 12 March – Corner Hotel – Melbourne.
Tickets from the Corner Box Office, www.cornerhotel.com, by phone 9427 9198 and 57 Swan St, Richmond 10am-8pm Mon- Sat.
Tuesday 13 March – The Zoo – Brisbane.
Tickets from Penny Drop online: http://pennydrop.oztix.com.au and Oztix by phone 1300 762 545, from the venue, online at http://pennydrop.oztix.com.au and the usual outlets.
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