Real Estate at The Sail Inn, 11/14/11
The pretentious assholes trying to discover the next big indie band on Sirius/XM are just as annoying to me as they are to you.
Which was precisely why I was hesitant about going to see this band at The Sail Inn. Yep, there were a bunch of pretentious indie kids packing the place, but Real Estate's performance deserved more credit.
The small number in attendance had me worried: Were there weird crossover fans at GWAR and Black Carl? Eh, not really. Once 10:30 hit, Real Estate brought a crowd.
The band has a pleasant, downcast Galaxie 500 feel, but mostly, they sound like any other college-radio fave or coffee-house playlist band. A few times, on songs like "Suburban Dogs" and show closer "Younger Than Yesterday," they roused me from my sleepy state with sophisticated interplay and swoon-worthy riffs.
But mostly, I just wanted to nap.
Last Night: Real Estate at The Sail Inn
Persoanl Bias: Pitchfork gave their new album, Days, a "best new music" rating. Here's what I think about that: [crickets]
The Crowd: Dudes. Lots and lots of dudes, both young and old (but mostly college-kid-young), ready and willing to party in their cardigans.
Overheard: Chick making her way to the front of the stage to use women's bathroom: "Could the placement of these bathroom be more inconvenient?
Random Notebook Dump: I'm kinda bored.
Real Estate's Set List:
Sunlight Bathed The Golden Glow (Felt cover)
Younger Than Yesterday