March 5th sees the release of the second single from Real Estate's 2011 album, Days. The video for 'Easy' sees the band represented by a street team with questionable promotional methods; forcing passers-by to listen to the band and trying to force radio DJs to play their record. The humorous video culminates in the street team kidnapping the DJ in their Real Estate-branded van.
The single will be released on "7 vinyl as well as on digital formats. The lead track 'Easy' will be backed with 'Exactly Nothing'. Real Estate's debut album, Days, was produced by Kevin McMahon - known for his work with Titus Andronicus and The Walkmen - and was released on Domino Records last year, to critical acclaim, with Q, Uncut and The Fly all including the album in their end of year 'best of' polls.
The New Jersey band are set to embark on a tour of the United States, before returning to the UK in February. Their Sebright Arms gig in London is already sold out and they will play an extra date in London the following night, as special guests of Kurt Vile. Dates for the tour are:
Friday 17th February: Manchester, Deaf Institute
Saturday 18th February: Glasgow, The Arches
Sunday 19th February: Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Monday 20th February: London, Sebright Arms - SOLD OUT
Tuesday 21st February: London, Koko (with Kurt Vile)
'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.