Real Estate

Sunday, November 14
Doors: | 7pm // Show: | 8pm

Real Estate
with Special Guest Kate Bollinger 

at Thunderbird Music Hall
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Doors at 7pm
Show at 8pm

18+ or accompanied by legal guardian

*Must show proof of vaccination or negative PCR test within 48 hours of show, upon entry*

Released on March 26th on Domino, Half a Human is a collection of six songs created between two different worlds. While the architecture of each was constructed during sessions for their 2020 album, The Main Thing, the tracks came to life when vocalist/guitarist Martin Courtney, bassist/vocalist Alex Bleeker, keyboardist Matt Kallman and guitarist Julian Lynch began trading the material back and forth remotely throughout the pandemic. They found new ways of working together as they further explored the emotional landscapes theyve been perfecting for more than a decade, and in taking stock of themselves and the uncertainty of their future, Half a Human helped them arrive at a new thesis statement for the band. 

Life keeps changing and additional responsibilities and stresses keep being added, but this band is still here,” says Martin Courtney. When I was writing a lot of these songs, I was feeling a little weird about being in a band. Like, how is this still a thing?I was feeling silly about it and then coming around to it at the same time. This is what were good at and its what we love to do and want to keep doing. I dont want to do anything else.”

Half a Human” has long been a staple of Real Estates live set, a loose and epic jam they loved playing in front of a crowd, but Martin Courtney originally wrote the lyrics about the alienation of life on tour. No one could have expected that hanging in cheap hotels and parking lots, wandering overpasses and desolate roads would soon become such nostalgic pastimes, and as a sense of formless uncertainty continues to dominate our days, the disconnect that inspired the song now feels uniquely suited to the current moment.
An indie singer/songwriter from Virginia, Kate Bollinger’s introspective, jazz-inflected songs mix gentle atmospheres with her bright, warm vocal delivery. Traversing folk, indie rock, and R&B leanings on early songs, she settled into a mellow indie pop with her second EP, 2019’s I Don’t Wanna Lose. Growing up in Charlottesville, Bollinger often sang with her music-therapist mother, and she looked on while her older brothers were busy with music projects in the basement of their home. She began sharing her own self-recorded songs online in 2013, and before long, the singer/guitarist began playing shows locally. After a few years of issuing hand-distributed CD-Rs, she released her first official EP, Key West, in October 2017. 

Real Estate is an American indie rock band from Ridgewood, New Jersey, formed in 2009. The band is currently based in Brooklyn, New York, and currently consists of Martin Courtney, IV (vocals, guitar), Alex Bleeker (bass, vocals), Jackson Pollis (drums), Matt Kallman (keyboards) and Julian Lynch (guitar).