Real Estate's sophomore effort Days
is a step forward in temperament. The New Jersey based band has always made their music sound easy, but this is ridiculous. The songs are light, breezy, and seemingly played without any sort of strenuous effort, as if picking up a guitar and strumming out chords is like walking and breathing. The songs are well suited for doing absolutely nothing;—listening to on a hammock in the yard on a balmy summer's day, napping, or just sitting around. But there is more to Days
than just how easy the songs sound, or how effortlessly the vocals coalesce. The songs use their amicable nature to take on deeper motifs, both sonic and lyrical, about the human condition.