Published on January 15th, 2014 | by Kevin Lawson
Hipster Music Alert: Real Estate – Talking Backwards
It’s been nearly three years since New Jersey born hazy-indie-poppers Real Estate had anything new out. Seeing as their last album, Days, is the sort of record that can make any sort of stressful commute bearable, it’s fair to say that it became a firm favourite of mine. After a cool series of Vine like videos, yesterday they finally announced their next album, Atlas, which will be released on March 3 via Domino in the UK and shared lead single, Talking Backwards to boot.
The song is an evolution of the there already established tropes. Where freshly laundered melodies flutter on a warm breeze whilst pegged to strings of pastel Fender’s. As one of the few bands left that are well and truly guitar led, it’s nice to see that they haven’t followed their peers and added a layer of production that has the potential to spoil their homegrown sound. If it’s a reflection of the new material, it looks like Real Estate have figured out if you want to make space for yourself in a crowd, sometimes it’s best to just stand still.