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Real Estate bring chilled-out vibes to Santa Monica

Real EstateBy Josh Herwitt //

Real Estate with Hippo Campus //
Santa Monica Pier – Santa Monica, CA
July 16th, 2015 //

Brooklyn-by-way-of-New Jersey indie rockers Real Estate saw their third and latest studio album Atlas climb all the way to No. 34 on the Billboard Top 200 chart last year, serving as a strong follow-up to 2011’s Days. After touring along the West Coast this past May with their fellow Brooklynites in folk-rock trio Woods, the five-piece from Ridgewood, N.J. — Martin Courtney IV (vocals, guitar), Alex Bleeker (bass, vocals), Matt Mondanile (guitar), Jackson Pollis (drums) and Matt Kallman (keyboards) — returned to California last Thursday and won over a properly stoned crowd at the Santa Monica Pier. Already drawing parallels to Vampire Weekend with their 2014 single “Little Grace”, Minnesota indie-pop quartet Hippo Campus opened the free show sponsored by KCRW, setting the mood before Real Estate’s chilled-out vibes afforded the perfect soundtrack on a tepid, summer night at the beach.

Setlist:
Atlantic City
Beach Comber
Had to Hear
Past Lives
Talking Backwards
How Might I Live
Crime
Kinder Blumen
Out of Tune
The Bend
Horizon
Green Aisles
All the Same
It’s Real
April’s Song
Fake Blues

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