First Listen Live: Real Estate, 'Atlas'
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The members of Real Estate
are awfully young to pine for their lost youth, but nostalgia remains crucial to the New Jersey band's tender, impeccable sound. Real Estate's shimmering pop-rock seems to echo out of the past — from beaches and garages and tape decks — with the kind of melancholy beauty few bands outside The Beach Boys could hope to match.
On March 4, Real Estate will release its third album, Atlas
, which further refines and polishes the softly jangling sound it had seemingly perfected on 2011's Days
. Wistful and lovely as ever, Real Estate's music chimes majestically in concert — a gift the band showcased when it performed Atlas
in its entirety as part of NPR Music's First Listen Live series.
- "Had to Hear"
- "Past Lives"
- "Talking Backwards"
- "April's Song"
- "The Bend"
- "How Might I Live"
- "Beneath the Dunes" (Encore)
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