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Jam of the Day | Real Estate – Crime

Now I really hope I’m not jinxing anything here, but it would seem that old man Winter is finally loosening his grip on us here in North Carolina. We haven’t had it too bad in comparison to our mid-western friends (sorry, Jason), but regardless, I’m just thankful that it’s finally starting to warm up. The … Read more

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The Best Songs of 2011 | 100 – 76

Yup. It’s that time of year again, and frankly, lists like these really need no introduction. The four of us who contribute to Speakers in Code (Darren, Jason, Matt, and me, the lone female, Katie) spend a lot of our free time investigating new music over the course of each year, and these 100 songs … Read more

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Pajammy Jam of the Day | Real Estate – Green Aisles

Real Estate’s second LP, Days, will be released on October 18th (Domino), and the Brookylyn (via Jersey) band has released a new single in advance of the record that showcases the group’s growing expertise in breezy, psychedelic surf-rock. “Green Aisles” starts with an extended, mellow intro that finds Real Estate in an airy zone, doing … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Real Estate – It’s Real

Photo by Shawn Brackbrill As the glossiness of summer’s novel sheen becomes dirtied with the oppressive heat that only the Midwest can offer, we need pop songs that reflect the melancholy of being trapped inside all day with only artificial cooling to keep us from melting into little puddles on the sidewalks. Don’t worry, Real … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Ducktails – Hamilton Road

  Ducktails, the one-man indie-pop project of Real Estate‘s Matthew Mondanile, has officially made my morning. I mean, not only did seeing the name remind me of my Saturday mornings spent in Duckberg as a kid, but this first morsel from his new LP is just built for a sunny fall morning in the south. … Read more