Real Estate



Courtney, Bleeker and Matt Mondanile were childhood friends in Ridgewood, New Jersey where they attended Ridgewood High School together. After graduating from Ridgewood High School, they went their separate ways to study in college. Courtney attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, Mondanile attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, and Bleeker attended Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont.

In 2008, singer and guitarist Courtney, guitarist Mondanile (who had already started his own musical endeavor, Ducktails), bassist Bleeker (of Alex Bleeker and the Freeks), and drummer Etienne Pierre Duguay formed Real Estate in Ridgewood, New Jersey. In 2011 Jackson Pollis replaced Duguay on drums and Jonah Maurer joined the band on keys and guitar. The band is influenced by The Feelies, as Real Estate said to Still in Rock.

After issuing singles on the Underwater Peoples and Woodsist labels, the band’s 2009 self-titled debut received critical acclaim, including an 8.5 rating and Best New Music tag from Pitchfork Media. Review aggregator Metacritic gave the album a normalised rating of 79%, indicating “generally favourable reviews”. Tours followed, supporting acts such as Girls, Kurt Vile, Woods, and Deerhunter. In 2010, Real Estate performed at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago and the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona.

In 2011, Real Estate signed with the Domino Recording Company. The group issued their second record, Days, on October 18, 2011. The album received positive reviews, including a rating of 77/100 on Metacritic and 8.7 on Pitchfork. Later that year, The Fader featured Real Estate on the cover of Issue #76. 2012 saw the band perform at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California and the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago.

A single “Talking Backwards”, was released in early 2014, followed by the band’s third album, Atlas. During the album’s recording, keyboardist Jonah Maurer was replaced by Matt Kallman.

On May 25th, 2016, the band announced that Julian Lynch had replaced Matt Mondanile, who “will continue to focus his creative energy on Ducktails.”

During the band’s Fall 2016 tour, Lynch was unable to participate due to a five-month visit to India from September to February. The band recruited Doug Keith to fill in on lead guitar until Lynch’s return.

On January 24th 2017, the band announced the impending March 17th release of the Cole M.G.N.-produced In Mind, their fourth album and the first with Lynch. They also debuted the music video for first single “Darling”.

The Details

Thursday, April 6

Winter Circle Productions & WTUL present...

Real Estate

Mary Lattimore

Doors: 8pm
Tickets: Advance: $20 | Day of Show $25
Ages: 18+

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