In addition to streaming their latest album on iTunes this week, Real Estate gave fans another chance to experience Atlas before its release next week, playing the album in full for NPR’s first listen live. In what must have been a strangely muted atmosphere - Alex Bleeker’s early dance invitation doesn’t get much uptake - the band played through the new material before closing with a brief encore; the hour-long set ended with a cover of George Harrison’s Behind That Locked Door (although I’m not sure why I told you that, since NPR haven’t included the encore in the version of the video available after the event. Sorry).
Watch the performance here, then (surely) buy the album when it comes out next week. Look out for a review on these pages sometime soon.