Album artwork for The Main Thing by Real Estate

Over the last decade, Real Estate have crafted warm yet meticulous pop-minded music, specialising in soaring melodies that are sentimentally evocative and unmistakably their own. The Main Thing dives even further into the musical dichotomies they’re known for—lilting, bright guitar lines set against emotionally nuanced lyrics, complex arrangements conveyed breezily— and what emerges is a superlative collection of interrogative songs as full of depth, strangeness and contradictions as they are lifting hooks.

The brand new album delivers the band’s most inspired and self-aware set of songs to date, created over the course of a year at upstate New York’s Marcata Sound. Following his work on 2011’s Days, engineer Kevin McMahon returns as producer, and, for the first time ever, Real Estate have brought in outside instrumentalists and special guests like Sylvan Esso, whose vocalist Amelia Meath features on first single, Paper Cup.

Across the 13 interrogative tracks – as full of depth, strangeness, and contradictions as they are lifting hooks – the band balances existential, environmental, and political anxieties with fatherly sentiments, self-satirizing lyrics, forever-lively guitar lines, and shimmering strings.

Real Estate

The Main Thing

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Album artwork for The Main Thing by Real Estate
LP+x2

£29.99

Deluxe Double LP with tip-on gatefold jacket with Bjorn Copeland’s Collage Piece Mounted on the Front Cover

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Released 28/02/2020Catalogue Number

WIGLP426X

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Album artwork for The Main Thing by Real Estate
LPx2

£27.99

Black
Released 28/02/2020Catalogue Number

WIGLP426

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Real Estate

The Main Thing

Domino
Album artwork for Album artwork for The Main Thing by Real Estate by The Main Thing - Real Estate
Album artwork for The Main Thing by Real Estate
LP+x2

£29.99

Deluxe Double LP with tip-on gatefold jacket with Bjorn Copeland’s Collage Piece Mounted on the Front Cover

Black
Released 28/02/2020Catalogue Number

WIGLP426X

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Album artwork for The Main Thing by Real Estate
LPx2

£27.99

Black
Released 28/02/2020Catalogue Number

WIGLP426

Usually dispatched in 5-10 days

Over the last decade, Real Estate have crafted warm yet meticulous pop-minded music, specialising in soaring melodies that are sentimentally evocative and unmistakably their own. The Main Thing dives even further into the musical dichotomies they’re known for—lilting, bright guitar lines set against emotionally nuanced lyrics, complex arrangements conveyed breezily— and what emerges is a superlative collection of interrogative songs as full of depth, strangeness and contradictions as they are lifting hooks.

The brand new album delivers the band’s most inspired and self-aware set of songs to date, created over the course of a year at upstate New York’s Marcata Sound. Following his work on 2011’s Days, engineer Kevin McMahon returns as producer, and, for the first time ever, Real Estate have brought in outside instrumentalists and special guests like Sylvan Esso, whose vocalist Amelia Meath features on first single, Paper Cup.

Across the 13 interrogative tracks – as full of depth, strangeness, and contradictions as they are lifting hooks – the band balances existential, environmental, and political anxieties with fatherly sentiments, self-satirizing lyrics, forever-lively guitar lines, and shimmering strings.