When: Sat., May 6, 2 p.m. 2017
With so many guitar-centric, male-dominated indie-rock bands saturating the contemporary music landscape, one has to ask: What makes a band stand out from all the others? This question most certainly applies to Brooklyn’s Real Estate. Even former guitarist Matt Mondanile once admitted to Pitchfork that they make songs perfect for “the background.” But from their impalpable self-titled 2009 record to their surprisingly excellent 2017 effort, In Mind, Real Estate have progressed from utterly forgettable origins to a band that shrewdly crafts dynamic rock music full of disparate influences. At times dreamy, at others alarmingly lucid, Real Estate at last prove themselves worthy of considerable attention. Real Estate headline the three-day Waking Windows music festival on Saturday, May 6, in downtown Winooski.