Real Estate | 03/03/14

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This week, Real Estate release Atlas, their highly anticipated third album and now you can see how this blissful album came to be in this charming film, filmed in The Loft in Chicago during recording and directed by Charles Poekel. If that and the album itself aren’t enough, Real Estate will return to the UK following February’s sold out Bush Hall show. A string of European dates including shows at Dot to Dot Festival and at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 29th are listed below. Tickets for Shepherd’s Bush Empire go on sale on March 7th.

Watch the ‘The Making of Atlas’ 

The most collaborative Real Estate record to date, Atlas was written by Martin Courtney, Matt Mondanile, Alex Bleeker and Jackson Pollis while cruising through the Arizona desert and during a presser in Madrid, in a practice room in Greenpoint, Brooklyn and in an attic in the band's hometown of Ridgewood, New Jersey. It was recorded in the summer of 2013 in Chicago with Tom Schick (Sean Lennon, Low, Cibo Matto) at Wilco's loft studio where new member Matt Kallman (formerly of Girls) joined the fold on keyboards.

Atlas is available on CD (WIGCD320), LP (WIGLP320) and as a digital download (WIG320D). A limited edition deluxe LP with a bonus 7” is also available from selected independent stores and through Dom Mart (WIGLP320X). Order on Dom Mart HERE and iTunes HERE.

Real Estate will play the following dates:


23rd: MANCHESTER, Dot to Dot Festival (TICKETS)

24th: BRISTOL, Dot to Dot Festival (TICKETS)

25th: NOTTINGHAM, Dot to Dot Festival (TICKETS)

26th: GLASGOW, Classic Grand (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

27th: DUBLIN, Workman’s Club (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

29th: BARCELONA, Primavera Festival, Spain (TICKETS)

31st: NEUSTRELITZ, Immergut Festival, Germany (TICKETS)


2nd: PARIS, Trabendo, France (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

3rd: BRUSSELS, Botanique – Rotonde, Belgium (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

4th: HAMBURG, Indra, Germany (TICKETS – on sale Friday)

5th: COPENHAGEN, Pumpehuset - Wasn't Born To Follow, Denmark (TICKETS)


29th: LONDON, Shepherd’s Bush Empire (TICKETS – on sale Friday)