Win Tickets ($50): Real Estate @ Revolution Hall | Indie Rock, American Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Real Estate @ Revolution Hall on February 22. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, February 19.


From our sponsors:
Real Estate
February 22, 2018
Doors 8 p.m., Show 9 p.m. | $25 | Minor Seating In Balcony Only / General Admission For 21+
More info:

Revolution Hall
1300 SE Stark St., Portland, OR

In Mind, the fourth full-length record from Real Estate, is a portrait of a mature band at the height of its power. Long respected for their deft lyrical hand and gorgeous melodies, In Mind builds upon the band’s reputation for crafting perfect songs and carries Real Estate even deeper into the pantheon of great songwriters.

On the new record, the band fine-tunes the winsome songwriting and profound earnestness that made previous albums—2009’s Real Estate, 2011’s Days, and 2014’s Atlas—so beloved, and pushes their songs in a variety of compelling new directions. Written primarily by guitarist and vocalist Martin Courtney at his home in Beacon—a quiet town in upstate New York—In Mind offers a shifting of the gears, positing a band engaged in the push/pull of burgeoning adulthood. Reflecting a change in lineup, changes in geography, and a general desire to move forward without looking back, the record casts the band in a new light—one that replaces the wistful ennui of teenage suburbia with an equally complicated adult version. The record not only showcases some of the band’s most sublime arrangements to date, it also presents a leap forward in terms of production, with the band utilizing the studio as a tool to broaden the sonic landscape of their music to stunning effect.

In Mind offers passing nods to the sanguine qualities of earlier releases while also depicting a band in a state of real change. Since the recording of the band’s last album, Courtney had become a father of two and settled into a newfound domesticity living in Beacon, while bassist Alex Bleeker made the move out to sunny California, creating a complicated new set of logistics for the band to work around. Additionally, after the departure of founding member and lead guitarist Matt Mondanile in 2015, the band—Courtney, Bleeker, and drummer Jackson Pollis—faced the prospect of either closing ranks or embracing the changes that bringing in new people would ultimately bring. “It just seemed like a good moment to move in a slightly different direction,” says Courtney, “The idea of bringing in a stranger seemed too weird, but I wasn’t interested in recording as a four-piece and having some hired gun come out to play shows with us. In the end asking Julian Lynch—who we’d already been playing with and we’ve known since high school—to join the band made the most sense. He felt like a full-time member of the band already.” This was also true of keyboardist Matt Kallman, who previously played with the band on Atlas and on that record’s subsequent tour. Joining the band in a more official capacity before the recording of In Mind, Kallman contributed in both sound and scope, writing the keyboard parts and contributing to the album’s arrangements. With a new lineup secured and armed with an arsenal of songs that Courtney and Bleeker had spent the past six months writing, the band approached the business of fleshing out the songs in an almost workmanlike manner.

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14 Responses to Win Tickets ($50): Real Estate @ Revolution Hall | Indie Rock, American Rock

  1. Tyler February 13, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

    Love the band, love the venue: would love to win tickets!

    • Monica February 19, 2018 at 9:14 pm #

      Love their music and it’s also February and I love February.

  2. ryan February 13, 2018 at 5:38 pm #

    yes, please

  3. Maggie February 14, 2018 at 11:02 am #

    Would love to go

  4. Gisela February 14, 2018 at 12:09 pm #

    I would like to go with my boyfriend to the concert and sing the songs. We are fans of the band. You guys are amazing with this contest. Winner here!!

    Thank You.

  5. Amanda Sargent February 14, 2018 at 9:50 pm #

    Yes. Lets.

  6. Joseph February 15, 2018 at 6:12 am #

    Real Estate are an amazing band. Tickets would be most fruitful!

  7. Stacey February 15, 2018 at 3:10 pm #

    Yes! Love Real Estate!

  8. Dave G. February 15, 2018 at 10:10 pm #

    Great… I’ve been speculating in Real Estate!

  9. Sarah February 16, 2018 at 9:02 am #

    I’ve been a fan of Real Estate since 2010! They’re chill sounds are the best to listen to through the rainy days and would love a chance to get to watch them live in person! I love their new album and haven’t been to a show at revolution hall yet! I’m currently serving as a volunteer for AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America Program and work a full time position while getting paid below the poverty line. My year of service on the low stipend has been difficult and I would love to get to see one of my favorite bands live!

  10. Cory February 16, 2018 at 8:42 pm #

    To b real!!

  11. Brian February 16, 2018 at 10:20 pm #

    I would love to hear Darling live again!

  12. seri February 17, 2018 at 3:51 pm #

    i love all housing related bands

  13. Noel February 18, 2018 at 7:06 pm #

    Good band, great venue, awesome experience!

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