Posts Tagged ‘Real Estate’

Gallery Owners Trade Traditional Spaces for Pop-Ups and Shares

When Andrea Pollan announced that she was leaving her gallery space, Curator’s Office, at 1515 14th Street NW, she was emphatic that she wasn’t closing it down for good. She’d run the microgallery for nine years before her lease expired in June 2013, but with rising rents putting storefront or smaller spaces on the District’s commercial [...]

ToDo ToDay: Real Estate, Pig Pen Theatre Co., and Two Trains Running

New Jersey’s Real Estate may have the most generic band name since the Music, but that doesn’t mean the group’s sound is ordinary. Its latest album, Atlas, is an extension of its 2011 record Days: The easygoing psych-pop songs brim with clear guitar tones and soft vocals. The acoustics at the 9:30 Club are good for a [...]

Deerhunter at 9:30 Club, Discussed

Yes, we've already chewed on Deerhunter a lot this week. Let the chewing continue!
Ryan Little: As a relative newcomer to Deerhunter's spacey tuneage, I have to say Halcyon Digest is a welcome push toward more accessible songwriting. Cryptograms lost me in the ether for a bit, and this album feels more anchored. I'm interested to [...]

Digital Stocking Stuffer: Free Underwater Peoples Comp

As promised, the D.C./New Jersey upstart label Underwater Peoples dropped its Winter Review compilation today, and you can download all 15 tracks at the Chocolate Bobka blog. There's lots of lovely lo-fi therein, including new songs by Real Estate, Ducktails, Julian Lynch, Pill Wonder, Air Waves, Mountain Man, and more. Full tracklist after the jump:

New Arrivals @ Som Records

Som Records is worth the hunt for parking along 14th Street NW. Just got the store's latest e-mail of new arrivals and it's fairly packed. The store has got solid new releases from Real Estate, Broadcast, Cold Cave, Girls, Kings of Convenience, Circuit Rider (reissue),  Jay Farrar, Odissee, Chain and the Gang, The Clientele, Felix, [...]

New Arrivals @ Red Onion

Red Onion Records and Books has scores of new records that are worth checking out.  Among the best of the bunch: Real Estate's debut LP, the Fred McDowell reissue on Mississippi, and some new Slumberland releases. Don't forget to check out the new Best Coast single, Fuck Buttons latest LP, and the amazing Forge Your [...]

Off the Beach: Real Estate @ Rock & Roll Hotel

For Real Estate's Martin Courtney, returning to his native New Jersey  last summer after graduating from college may have been a regressive move, but it also turned out to be a productive one.
"I almost exclusively hang out with people from high school these days," the singer and guitarist says, echoing that common post-collegiate experience of [...]

Leak Proof: Bloc Party, Polvo, B.o.B, Real Estate

Bloc Party: "One More Chance"
No, you did not just get Rick-rolled; this is it, the new Bloc Party single. "One More Chance" is a song for the club, but not the arms folded, tight jeans, indie-rock club to which the band previously belonged. No, this is club with a capital "C." Front man Kele Okereke [...]

Underwater Peoples Presents Its Sounds Of Spring

D.C.'s newest label—Underwater Peoples—has just made available for download the soundtrack of your spring. The compilation provides the perfect sounds—tropical or otherwise—for Sunday walks in Rock Creek Park or the drive out to Ocean City. Tracklist includes the perfect amount of wistful ambience from Real Estate and Ducktails. You can download it all for free. [...]