Some bands make music that is more enjoyable to listen to in the WInter than in the Summer. Many others are the reciprocal. But, there are a fair number of bands and musicians that are able to create records that make each season of the year more pleasant. For me, Real Estate is one of the those bands. I first discovered Real Estate's music in the Winter. An album with a first track like Beach Comber (and a second side starting with the gorgeous Fake Blues) was destined for the greatness of in Summer rays but somehow it soaked in the Winter blues.
Transitioning to the next season with an album can be hard but Real Estate's follow up EP followed in late Winter and the Spring was even more drenched with the sounds of the band for me. A few months later, I saw them live in Brooklyn with Woods and Happy Birthday. I was hooked. Last year's sophomore album, Days, was easily on my top 5 list and still gets multiple weekly rotations on my record player when its 32 degrees outside and just a few days ago in my car with my windows down in the 70 degree weather. The band continues to make lovely intra-seasonal music.
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