Real Estate: Days – review

(Domino)

What with all the hoopla around the Drums a couple of years ago, New Jersey's Real Estate have rather played the wallflowers at the 80s revival party. Not that they mind overmuch, judging by the sweet-natured dreaminess of their output. RE's self-titled 2009 debut introduced the band's hazy, Byrds-derived jangle; this second effort reimagines the bucolic pastorales of the 80s indie movement, given a Fleet Foxes skill set. "Kinder Blumen" is an instrumental whose circular prettiness is anything but knock-kneed, while "Green Aisles" makes a very persuasive case for driving aimlessly around woodland.

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