Real Estate In Concert The New Jersey indie-rock band performed a new song, "In My Car," plus songs from the band's latest album Days at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia.

Real Estate In Concert

Real Estate In Concert

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Real Estate doesn't take long to set a tone of wistful, rose-colored nostalgia on Days, its second album of reverb-y beach-pop. Given that The Beach Boys made a virtually eternal career out of a similar formula — cheery romanticism that masks an undercurrent of alienated melancholy — it's easy to get behind the band's winsome charms, which are surprisingly well suited to the arrival of cool weather. The band's music may cry out to be heard through a beachside boom box on the New Jersey shore, but singer-guitarist Martin Courtney's words look back in bittersweet regret: "Our careless lifestyle / It was not so unwise," he sings in the chorus of "Green Aisles."

Real Estate performed songs from Days -- calling to mind bucolic settings and confused, hopeful youth — at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia on Friday. You can listen to the entire show right here.

Set List

  1. Easy
  2. Green Aisles
  3. Municipality
  4. Out of Tune
  5. It's Real
  6. Wonder Years
  7. In My Car
  8. Younger Than Yesterday