About Real Estate
A New Jersey outfit with a California sound, indie rockers Real Estate have been offering up their breezy melodies for more than decade.
∙ Real Estate’s core members were childhood friends, but the band didn’t take shape until 2008, after they’d all completed college and returned to their hometown of Ridgewood, New Jersey.
∙ Arriving in 2009, the group’s self-titled debut album earned a Best New Music tag from Pitchfork—a distinction that was also given to their next two LPs.
∙ Days, their 2011 sophomore LP, hit No. 11 on Billboard’s Alternative Albums chart, and 2014’s Atlas did even better, reaching No. 7.
∙ Following the departure of guitarist Matthew Mondanile in 2016, lo-fi pop specialist Julian Lynch—another childhood friend from New Jersey—took his place in the band.
∙ For their 2017 album, In Mind, they enlisted producer Cole M.G.N., who’s also worked with Beck, Christine and the Queens, Ariel Pink, Julia Holter, and Nite Jewel.
∙ The band headlined a SXSW show promoting a new season of Twin Peaks and were introduced by actor Kyle MacLachlan in 2017.