Single Review: Real Estate – Easy

By on Friday, 20th January 2012 at 12:00 pm

If ever there were a more indie band name, then Real Estate it would be difficult to find. The name alone conjures an image of a group of tall, skinny, Topman clones gathered round there synths, playing guitars and generally looking a bit cross. And while Real Estate generally conforms to this most stereotypical of stereotypes, it is still worth mentioning that they do write fantastic music. Their debut album ‘Days’ has received favourable reviews from most outlets, while their self titled EP has also done favourably.

The Ridgewood, New Jersey band fronted by Martin Courtney are being marketed as kind of, a less annoying, pretentious version of the Drums and single ‘Easy’ is the epitome of their surf pop credentials. The gently twanging guitars and California rhythms of the song positively stink of Radio1 friendly indie pop, but with the pavements freezing and the glove ‘n’ hat brigade out in force, maybe some sunny day tunes are exactly what we need.

With only a few UK shows planned in the immediate future it seems the festival circuit is the inevitable gig location this summer for these New Jersey boys, so look out for these guys at a field near you this summer.



Real Estate’s new single ‘Easy’, taken from their 2011 album ‘Days’, will be released on the 5th of March on Domino Records (pre-order it here). The single will be available on 7″ and digital formats, backed by ‘Exactly Nothing’.

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