Sounds Like: DIIV, Beach Fossils, Yuck, Surfer Blood, Smith Westerns
Why You Should Care: Simple, pretty, evocative and reflective songs
At SXSW, at least two churches offer musical respite from the madness. And, when a band makes music as lovely as Real Estate, it's a natural to have them play at one of those churches. The hushed atmosphere and ethereal acoustics are perfectly suited to Real Estate's sound, highlighting both the guitar melodies and the soft straightforward vocals. The church features lead many attendees to sit through the show, nodding along in the pew, but Real Estate’s lush uplifting sounds are best enjoyed upright, allowing the music to move you.
There will be no such hindrances at tonight's sold out 9:30 club show and audiences will be free to move, sway, and swoon as much as they'd like.
If you're feeling a little more interactive this afternoon, learn how to play the bands most recent single, "Crime", from Real Estate’s new album, Atlas. We'll see you at the show.