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If I could play guitar (Rock Band and Guitar Hero were just so much easier) I would fall in love with anyone who made a music video like this one. New Jersey’s Real Estate could have just given us another preview of their forthcoming album Atlas, but instead they decided to package it with a video tutorial on how to play those jangly guitar parts yourself.
 
Though immediately identifiable as a Real Estate tune, Crimes finds our narrator dealing with “crippling anxiety” and a fear of dying—those “lonely and uptight” themes not typically expressed so candidly by these gazers. Additionally, the video provides proof that while their songs may seem straightforward to a casual listener, there are subtle touches and a complex interplay that grants them their signature sound. You can find Real Estate’s tour dates below, and listen to the lead single from Atlas, Talking Backwards, here. But don’t forget to watch the Crimes video so you can impress your friends at the next open mic night.
 

 
Tour Dates for Real Estate:
02/22 – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
02/28 – The Independent (Noise Pop) – San Francisco, CA
03/01 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent (Noise Pop) – San Francisco, CA
03/03 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
03/04 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, British Columbia
03/06 – Neumos – Seattle, WA
03/08 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
03/09 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
03/11 – Fonda Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
03/19 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
03/20 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA
03/21 – Higher Ground Ballroom – South Burlington, VT
03/22 – II Motore – Montreal, Quebec
03/23 – The Opera House – Toronto, Ontario
03/25 – Majestic Theatre – Madison, WI
03/26 – Fine Line – Minneapolis, MN
03/27 – Metro – Chicago, IL
03/28 – Firebird – St. Louis, MO
03/29 – Exit/In – Nashville, TN
03/31 – Terminal West – Atlanta, GA
04/01 – Jefferson Theater – Charlottesville, VA
04/02 – 9:30 Club – Washington D.C.
04/03 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
04/05 – Webster Hall – New York, NY