Real estate (band)

Real Estate
Real Estate in 2011
Background information
Origin Ridgewood, New Jersey
Genres Indie rock, jangle pop, neo-psychedelia, surf rock
Years active 2009–present
Labels Mexican Summer, Woodsist, Underwater Peoples, Half Machine, Domino Recording Company
Associated acts Ducktails, Alex Bleeker and the Freaks
Members Alex Bleeker
Matt Mondanile,
Martin Courtney, IV
Jackson Pollis
Jonah Maurer
Past members Etienne Pierre Duguay

Real Estate[1] is an American indie rock[2] band hailing from Ridgewood, New Jersey.[3]


Real Estate was formed in Ridgewood, New Jersey by singer/guitarist Martin Courtney, guitarist Matt Mondanile (Ducktails), bassist Alex Bleeker (of Alex Bleeker and the Freaks), and drummer Etienne Pierre Duguay in 2008. In 2011 Jackson Pollis replaced Duguay on drums and Jonah Maurer joined the band on keys and guitar.

After issuing singles on the Underwater Peoples and Woodsist labels, the band's 2009 self-titled debut received critical acclaim, including an 8.5 rating and Best New Music tag from Pitchfork Media.[4] Review aggregator Metacritic gave the album a normalised rating of 79%, indicating "generally favourable reviews".[5] Tours followed supporting acts such as Girls, Kurt Vile, Woods, and Deerhunter. In 2010, Real Estate performed at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago and the Primavera Sound Festival[6] in Barcelona. In 2012, Real Estate performed at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California and the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.

In 2011, Real Estate signed with the Domino Recording Company. The group issued their sophomore record, Days, on October 18, 2011. The album received positive reviews, including a rating of 76% on Metacritic[7] and 8.7 on Pitchfork.[8] Later in the year, Real Estate was featured on the cover of Issue #76 of the Fader.[9]


Studio albums


  • Reality (2009)[13]


  • "Fake Blues" b/w "Pool Swimmers" (7″ Woodsist, 2009)
  • "Fake Blues" b/w "Green River" (7″ Half Machine, 2009) UK issue[14]
  • "Suburban Beverage" b/w "Black Lake" & "Old Folks" (7″ Underwater Peoples, 2009)
  • "Out of Tune" b/w "Reservoir" (7" True Panther Sounds, 2010)
  • "It's Real" b/w "Blue Lebaron" (7" Domino, 2011) UK issue[15]
  • "Easy" b/w "Exactly Nothing" (7" Domino, 2012) UK issue[16]


External links

  • Myspace
  • Half Machine Records
  • Underwater Peoples Recordsit:Real Estate
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