New Jersey's Real Estate have always been a good times band.
Sure, their songwriting - fey, multi-faceted, imaginative - has hidden depths, but their gorgeous harmonies, their melting guitar lines are almost uniquely uplifting.
New album 'Atlas' emerged earlier this year, with Clash reviewer Benji Taylor arguing that the tracks comprise "gorgeously dreamy arrangements, laden with nostalgia and longing. While the production is crisper than on previous albums, the ambience is still one of wistful contemplation."
Just right for summer then. Album highlight 'Had To Hear' will be released as a standalone single on August 25th. Pressed on special limited-edition orange-colored vinyl, the single comes equipped with a newly recorded cover of The Nerves' 'Paper Dolls'.
Watch the Super-8 inspired video for 'Had To Hear' below.
Real Estate are set to pair up with Alvvays this Autumn for a pretty darn special UK tour:
20 Cambridge Junction 2
21 Liverpool Kazimier
22 Dublin O2 Academy
24 Birmingham The Institute
25 Leeds Brudenell Social Club
26 Newcastle Riverside
28 Brighton Komedia
29 London Shepherds Bush Empire