Penny Drop presents
7:00pm, Fri 9th March, 2012
The Standard, NSW
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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 Ridgewoods 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 bands expansive live show is breezy and nostalgic, making disarmingly simple pop sound unexpectedly profound.
Real Estates 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.
"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
With support from The Twerps and SURES