While New Jersey is already happy to hear its favorite son, Bruce Springsteen, is currently recording, one of its other products has revealed upcoming recording plans. Real Estate, a band that’s seen its popularity swell on the back of two critically acclaimed albums, will begin recording its third LP in July. The album is a follow-up to 2011’s Days.
In an upcoming interview with Paste, Alex Bleeker, bassist and Alex Bleeker and the Freaks namesake, talked about the difficulties in balancing Real Estate with his project and Matt Mondanile’s Ducktails.
“We have to get creative with the scheduling,” Bleeker notes, “ but Real Estate had a really intense 2012, and 2013 has been pretty mellow, but its starting to ramp up again. Real Estate has been on a break to the outside world, but we’re full-on with each other writing the album. And we’re going into the studio in July.”
The studio time has delayed Bleeker’s tour with the Freaks until August, and it should be noted that Real Estate do have an appearance scheduled in October at Treasure Island Music Festival. Though no time-table for a release has been given, Bleeker also noted his Freaks attention is already being clouded by Real Estate’s drifting back into focus, and said “I think 2014 is going to be a heavy Real Estate year.”
Keep a lookout for more from Alex Bleeker in an upcoming issue of PASTE.COM.