The five guys behind New Jersey-born band Real Estate are heading directly toward an overtly Wilco-esque spot in the pantheon of classic indie rock, and they wouldn't balk at the comparison. In addition to the interest and influence it has found in Wilco, Real Estate recorded its newest album, this month's Atlas, during a two-week stint in the band's Chicago studio. On their third full-length, as on their first two, the guys stick to what they do best: clean, guitar driven – melodies, lovely, layered instrumentation and relatable, hummable lyrics. Altogether, Atlas serves as a sort of map through the band's consistently engaging sound. And while Real Estate have yet to miss a chance to charm, the new LP finds the band in its most adult space to date – more years, more marriages, more members, more maturity and more time on the road and toward a niche they neither want nor need to leave.

Tue., March 11, 8 p.m., 2014
(Expired: 03/11/14)

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