New Real Estate tune: "It's Real"

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

Before I watched Deerhunter put on the best concert I've seen all year at Cleveland's Beachland Ballroom last Thursday, I shot some video of openers Real Estate performing a new song called "It's Real." The tune is a bit punchier than we've become accustomed to from the Jersey reverb hounds, which draws my mind back to the career trajectory of the Shins, a band I've often compared to this bunch. If Real Estate's self-titled debut was their dreamy, reverb-drenched "Oh, Inverted World," perhaps this next album will be their crisper, more polished "Chutes Too Narrow."