Real Estate – “Darling”

Chill wave quartet Real Estate have announced the release of In Mind, their first LP since 2014’s stunning album Atlas. It’s also the first since the departure of guitarist Matt Mondanile, who not only helped found the band but also slowly left to focus on his solo project Ducktails. Along with the news, Real Estate have also released “Darling,” the dazzling new single. It sounds true to form, with Martin Courtney’s lo-fi voice and wonderfully jangly guitars, but now they feature an almost tangible psychedelic undertone, seemingly liquid in the way it travels up and down the melody. It’s most prominent in the chorus, where a lovesick Courtney claims he’s “impatiently waiting” for his beloved, mixing together somber with sanguine.

In Mind will be released on March 17th.

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photo by Shawn Brackbill
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