Real Estate – “Dumb Luck” / “Careless” / “Soup”

The ramshackle charm and easy melodies of Real Estate’s self-titled debut (and the strength of tracks like “Fake Blues,” “Beach Comber,” and “Suburban Beverage”) almost earned it a spot on my Top 25 of 2009. But I don’t think I really “got” what Real Estate is doing until I heard their excellent EP Reality, released last year. If it’s possible, Reality was even more laid back than Real Estate, and I found its spell extremely easy to fall under.

I recently returned to the EP because of an out-of-the-blue craving, and the hypnotic, terminally chill “Dumb Luck” is proving to be the perfect soundtrack to the D.C. summer daze. Stream it below, and get excited for the release of their second album this October.

Real Estate – “Dumb Luck”

[audio https://theashtraysays.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/06-dumb-luck.mp3]

Plus! Pitchfork posted a couple of beautifully filmed amateur videos of the band performing new songs today. I love how amateur concert videography keeps getting better and better! Both are embedded below.

New Song (“Soup”?)

[vimeo http://vimeo.com/25157811]

“Careless”

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~ by toren on June 20, 2011.

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