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we rented a practice space inside an old converted high school. We would walk to the high school and play music all day, then go play basketball, go to the health food store or go out to dinner, then go back to the house. We did that every day for, in total, about three weeks. It was nice not having the headache of our regular lives. It all felt very open, like we were planted there to do a job and thats all we could do was just work on the songs. I think the music kind of reflects that space we were infree and open and cautiously optimistic.Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Cole M.G.N. (known for his work with the likes of Beck, Snoop Dogg, Dam-Funk, Nx Worries, and Julia Holter), the eleven tracks on In Mind deliver the same kind of warmth and soft-focus narratives that one has come to expect from the bandpastoral guitars, elegantly deployed arrangements, a sort of mindful melancholybut there is also a newly adventurous sonic edge to the proceedings. Album openerthe ebullient pop number Darling announces itself with a wash of synth tones rather than guitars. Elsewhere, on tracks like Serve the Song and Two Arrows, guitarist Julian Lynch employs a variety of distorted guitar sounds that might have felt out of place on previous Real Estate records, with the latter track stretching out beyond the six-minute markthe closest thing to a jam the band has ever recorded. The bands predilection for crafting airtight pop songs remains in full-effect here, with songs like Stained Glass and Same Sun occupying the same kind of rarefied universe as fan favorites like Talking Backwards or Its Real. Where does one thing ever end and the next begin? Courtney asks in the latter, I do not wish to retrace the steps Ive taken / All that matters now is where Im going.Glittering pop moments aside, the records most stunning moments are arguably its most restrained After the Moon unspools in waltz-like fashion, while album closer Saturday offers In Minds most pointed take on moving bey
  • Start:February 18, 2018
  • End:February 18, 2018
  • Recurring
  • Where:The Fox Theatre, 1135 13th Street, Boulder, Colorado, United States, 80302
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  • Event Type: Concerts & Music
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