The brand new album is set to deliver the band’s most inspired and self-aware set of songs to date…
Real Estate have just announced that their new album, The Main Thing, will hit record shop shelves on 28 February. The album was created over the course of a year at upstate New York’s Marcata Sound. Following his work on 2011’s Days, engineer Kevin McMahon returns as producer, and, for the first time ever, Real Estate have brought in outside instrumentalists and special guests like Sylvan Esso, whose vocalist Amelia Meath features on first single, Paper Cup.
Across the album’s 13 interrogative tracks – as full of depth, strangeness, and contradictions as they are lifting hooks – the band balances existential, environmental, and political anxieties with fatherly sentiments, self-satirizing lyrics, forever-lively guitar lines, and shimmering strings.
The Main Thing arrives with a fresh commitment the members of Real Estate – Alex Bleeker (bass), Martin Courtney (vocals, guitar), Matthew Kallman (keyboards), Julian Lynch (guitar, vocals), and Jackson Pollis (drums and drum programming) – have made to each other, 10 years and 5 full-length LPs into a career spent crafting unmistakable and influential palettes of sound.
The Main Thing is available to pre-order on deluxe double LP (tip-on gatefold jacket with Bjorn Copeland’s collage piece mounted on the front cover, gold-coloured vinyl), and LP.