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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

real estate

Real Estate is Martin Courtney, Etienne Duguay (of Predator Vision), Alex Bleeker, and Matt Mondanile (aka Ducktails). Not unlike Ducktails, Real Estate makes vaguely tropical lo-fi beach pop that reinforces my disdain for winter. A little more straightforward/less droning than Ducktails' stuff, for sure, but just as warm and sunny. These two tracks appear on the band's upcoming self-titled, white vinyl 7", which is due out February 1 as the first release on Underwater Peoples:

real estate :: black lake
real estate :: suburban beverage

Pre-order Real Estate's upcoming 7" here. And in case you missed it, one of my favorite songs of the last couple months:

ducktails :: beach point pleasant

In related news, Ducktails recently played a live session on WFMU, which can be downloaded here. Look for him at the Not Not Fun Showcase at SXSW 2009.



And since we're already looking forward to the sun:

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come on dude, you live in Texas. Your disdain for winter can't be that bad.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

yeah i probably shouldn't complain, but dude it's like 35 degrees here today.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Aaron said...

35? Texas is worse than Boston today. Although, we have large snow drifts, slush and ice everywhere.

More layers and more Beach Boys is all you need to combat the cold.

6:01 PM  
Anonymous matt said...


enough said.

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Christian said...

It's really exciting to watch surf videos when you live in Hawai'i already. You're all welcome at my house to escape these cold winter months.

11:58 PM  
Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

this sounds rad

5:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chris - are you digging lo-fi recordings these days? Or are the artists you're into just happening to be lo-fi? This, WAVVES, etc?

I like both, I'm just curious.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so good, so sooooothing.

1:19 PM  
Anonymous jbls said...

Well, that explains the jump in traffic.
Thanks for writing GvsB. I've been reading forever, & it was thrilling / odd to see a creation linked up.

7:06 PM  
Blogger Matt said...


4:54 PM  
Anonymous marchogan said...

pitchfork aping again

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

recording lo-fi is not an excuse for lazy songwriting. i've noticed as well that you've been diggin a lot of newer "lo-fi" artists, but tell me you'll still enjoy these songs two months from now. a lot of this stuff is just a pale imitation of something much better. there's no potential in a lot of these bands.

5:19 PM  

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