The announcement comes after months of teasing a new record through videos and photos posted on the band’s website and Twitter page. While band members Matt Mondanile and Alex Bleeker have kept a high profile with side projects Ducktails and Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, Real Estate have remained relatively quiet since the release of their excellent 2011 album Days.
To coincide with the album announcement, Real Estate have released Atlas‘ first single and music video. Titled “Talking Backwards,” the song is vintage Real Estate, filled with chiming, jangly guitars and a plaintive vocal performance from Martin Courtney. You can watch the Charles Poekel-directed video below: