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Real Estate Announce New Album “Daniel” Out February 23rd via Domino & Share New Single and Video “Water Underground”

November 28, 2023
Photo credit: Sinna Nasseri

Real Estate
Announce new album Daniel Out February 23rd via Domino
“Water Underground” out now

Indie rock mainstays Real Estate today announce the details of their next album, Daniel, which will be released on February 23, 2024 by Domino Recording Co. The sixth full-length from New Jersey natives Martin Courtney (vocals, guitar), Alex Bleeker (bass, vocals), Matt Kallman (keyboards), Julian Lynch (guitar) and Sammi Niss (drums), Daniel includes 11 new songs recorded with GRAMMY-winning producer Daniel Tashian (Kacey Musgraves) during an ebullient nine-day spree at RCA Studio A in Nashville.
First single “Water Underground” is out now, in tandem with a music video inspired by the beloved 1990s Nickelodeon sitcom The Adventures of Pete & Pete. The clip was directed by Edmond Hawkins and stars fellow New Jersey native and Pete & Pete star Danny Tamberelli, who also appears in it along with former castmate Michael C. Maronna. The video, which was filmed in suburban New Jersey, was conceptualized and produced by Tamberelli and Maronna, with creators Chris Viscardi and Will McRobb.
“This song is about writing songs,” stated frontman and lyricist Martin Courtney. “I think ‘Water Underground’ is like the unconscious, the mysterious part of your brain where creativity comes from. The constant flow of music in the back of your head. You get an idea while driving or walking the dog or something and you want to hold on to it.”
“New Jersey roots are hard to break,” says Tamberelli, who was approached about collaborating by Real Estate’s Pete & Pete-loving members. “Julian, Alex and Martin all grew up one town away from me and were actually friends with the younger siblings of my friends from Ridgewood. They told me they even saw me perform at the local bandshell with some of those older siblings while I was in high school. The video brings it full circle and adding my dear old friends from the show into the fold really tied it all together.”

Real Estate are back with this infectious cut, ready to tantalize its audience and shift their mood. This new composition exudes such a melancholic drive, delicate harmonies layer the ensemble and the textures shimmer throughout the journey. Immediately this release emits a timeless appeal, the sentiment within the composition orchestrates the entire emotive value of the release. A track you can revisit again and again and still feel all the affection from the first introduction to the track. It radiates this effortless appeal.

The songs on Daniel are effortless but artful. They shimmer and radiate without hesitation or second guesses, and they connect the uninhibited wonder of Real Estate’s earliest work with the earned perspective of adulthood.

In Nashville, Real Estate shared a rental, cutting up in close quarters after the imposition of separation of these last few years. Several days into recording, they were discussing album titles when someone suggested “Daniel,” simply because it seemed like a good idea to bestow a human name upon a record. Was it for Daniel Tashian? Maybe. Was it the sign of a band that has now been around long enough to take its music seriously without taking itself or its perception too seriously? Absolutely.

1. Somebody New
2. Haunted World
3. Water Underground
4. Flowers
5. Interior
6. Freeze Brain
7. Say No More
8. Airdrop
9. Victoria
10. Market Street
11. You Are Here

Real Estate have also announced an extensive 2024 North American tour, beginning March in Vancouver and running until May 26 in Atlanta. Artist presale tickets will be available Nov. 29, with local pre-sales set for Nov. 30 and general public on-sales starting Dec. 1.

2024 live dates
03/01/24 – Vancouver, BC Hollywood Theatre 
03/02/24 – Seattle, WA TheShowbox 
03/03/24 – Portland, OR Revolution Hall 
03/05/24 – Salt Lake City, UT The Urban Lounge 
03/06/24 – Denver, CO The Gothic Theatre 
03/08/24 – Santa Fe, NM Meow Wolf 
03/09/24 – Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom 
03/10/24 – San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park 
03/11/24 – Los Angeles, CA The Bellwether
03/13/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s 365 Club
04/05/24 – Montreal, QC Beanfield Theatre (formerly Corona Theatre) 
04/06/24 – Toronto, ON Masonic Temple – The Concert Hall 
04/07/24 – Detroit, MI El Club 
04/08/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Vivarium 
04/10/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line 
04/11/24 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
04/12/24 – Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s 
04/13/24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
04/15/24 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club 
04/16/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer 
04/17/24 – Boston, MA @ Royale 
04/18/24 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall 
04/20/24 – Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios
05/16/24 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
05/17/24 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn 
05/18/24 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tannahill’s Tavern & Music Hall
05/20/24 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman
05/21/24 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
05/22/24 – Louisville, KY @ Whirling Tiger
05/23/24 – Nashville, TN @ Basement East
05/24/24 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
05/25/24 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
05/26/24 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse

Daniel is available to pre-order on Mart edition baby blue vinyl with a 24×36” double-sided poster, indie edition silver vinyl, LP, CD and digitally. Pre-order: Dom Mart|Digital.


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