On fifth album ‘The Main Thing’, Real Estate begin their second decade of existence with a wistful, yearning collection that’s a bit too business-as-usual.
The departure of long-time guitarist Matt Mondanile hasn’t affected too much stylistic change on Real Estate’s 4th album ‘In Mind’.
by Ed Biggs Ducktails is the side project that Real Estate guitarist Matt Mondanile operates in tandem with his duties in that group. Over the course of six years and four albums, it’s expanded from his solo recording outlet to a four-piece group signed to Domino, one of the most prestigious indies in the business. Just like the New Jersey three-piece that is fast becoming one of the most essential American
To adapt that famous misquotation attributed to Mark Twain, reports of the album’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Ever since the turn of the millennium, conventional wisdom has had it that the traditional long-player is on its way out, an arcane format out of time with the digital world that will cede inexorably to a future of singles and playlists. But while many artists have experimented with what an album