Real Estate announce new album ‘The Main Thing’

The group have also shared new song ‘Paper Cup’, featuring Sylvan Esso.

Following 2017’s ‘In Mind’, Real Estate are announcing their brand new record ‘The Main Thing’ will be arriving on 28th February!

And if that’s not enough, they’re also sharing new track ‘Paper Cup’, complete with a bizarre video, and featuring Sylvan Esso. Thanks guys!

“’Paper Cup’ is a song about getting older and realizing that this thing that I fell into doing over ten years ago - being a musician, writing songs, being a guy in a band - this may end up being my life’s work,” Martin Courtney explains. “Watching the people around me change and evolve, take on new challenges, and feeling sort of stuck in a rut, in a way. Feeling uncertain of the validity of being an artist in an age of climate change and general political and social unrest around the world. It’s a song about questioning your chosen path in life and searching for meaning in what you do. Those questions don’t really get resolved in this song, but ironically, the process of making this record - really diving deep and trying to make it the best thing we’ve ever made - reaffirmed in me, and I think in all of us in this band, why we are doing this.”

Peep the full tracklist and video below.

‘The Main Thing’ Tracklisting:

1. Friday

2. Paper Cup (feat. Sylvan Esso)

3. Gone

4. You

5. November

6. Falling Down

7. Also A But

8. The Main Thing

9. Shallow Sun

10. Sting

11. Silent World

12. Procession

13. Brother

See Real Estate live at the following dates.


09 - El Club - Detroit, MI*

10 - Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL*

11 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN*

13 - Slowdown - Omaha, NE*

14 - The Truman - Kansas City, MO*

15 - The Ready Room - St. Louis, MO*

16 - The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN*

17 - Brooklyn Bowl Nashville - Nashville, TN*

18 - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA*

20 - Cat’s Cradle - Chapel Hill, NC*

21 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC*

22 - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA*

23 - Royale - Boston, MA*


07 - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA†

08 - The Fonda Theater - Los Angeles, CA†

09 - Belly Up Tavern - San Diego, CA†

10 - The Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ†

12 - The Granada Theater - Dallas, TX†

13 - Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater - Austin, TX†

14 - White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX†

18 - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO#

19 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT#

21 - Neptune Theatre - Seattle, WA#

22 - Revolution Hall - Portland, OR#

*with Palm

†with Meg Baird

#with Itasca

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