Real Estate have announced the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Days. The band’s third album, Atlas, will arrive March 4th via Domino Records.
Spanning 10 tracks, the album was recorded at Wilco’s Chicago studio, The Loft, this past summer. The lineup consisted of founding members Martin Courtney (guitar/vocals), Matt Mondanile (guitar), and Alex Bleeker (bass/vocals) alongside new full-time members Jackson Pollis (drums) and Matt Kallman (keyboard) and producer Tom Schick (Rufus Wainwright, Mavis Staples, Low).
Together, they recorded 19 songs over a two-week period and the result is “the band’s most collaborative, richly detailed album to date,” according to a press release.
In anticipation, they’ve shared the lead single, “Talking Backwards”. Occupying a space somewhere between somber and outright peppy, the song’s jangly guitars and driving rhythm are the perfect soundtrack for some long, drawn-out road trip to who knows where. Watch the corresponding music video below.
01. Had to Hear
02. Past Lives
03. Talking Backwards
04. April’s Song
05. The Bend
08. How Might I Live
Real Estate has also announced plans for an extensive North American tour, kicking off in late February with an appearance at San Francisco’s Noise Pop. See the full docket below.
Real Estate 2014 Tour Dates:
02/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop
03/01 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop
03/03 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
03/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre
03/06 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
03/08 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
03/09 – Boulder, CO @ Fox Theatre
03/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
03/19 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
03/20 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
03/21 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
03/22 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
03/23 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
03/25 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
03/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Line
03/27 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
03/28 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
03/29 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
03/31 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
04/01 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
04/02 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
04/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
04/05 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall