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Real Estate announce new album The Main Thing, 2020 tour dates

Watch a video for the band’s new song “Paper Cup,” featuring Sylvan Esso.

January 15, 2020
Real Estate announce new album <I>The Main Thing</i>, 2020 tour dates Real Estate   Jake Michaels

Indie rock band Real Estate will release new album The Main Thing next month. The band's fifth album is out February 28 and is preceded by lead single "Paper Cup." The single features vocals from Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso and comes with a video chronicling the final performance in the life of a giant animatronic squirrel named Chipper. Check it out below.

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The Main Thing is the follow-up to 2017's In Mind and marks the first time Real Estate have worked with outside instrumentalists and featured artists. The album includes contributions from Meath, plus Matt Barrick of The Walkmen and Aaron Johnston of Brazilian Girls.

Real Estate will head out on a 24-date North American tour in April. Support comes from Palm, Meg Baird, and Itasca. Scroll down to see the dates below.

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The Main Thing tracklist:

"Friday"
"Paper Cup" feat. Sylvan Esso
"Gone"
"You"
"November"
"Falling Down"
"Also A But"
"The Main Thing"
"Shallow Sun"
"Sting"
"Silent World"
"Procession"
"Brother"

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9th April - El Club - Detroit, MI
10th April - Thalia Hall - Chicago, IL
11th April - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
13th April - Slowdown - Omaha, NE
14th April - The Truman - Kansas City, MO
15th April - The Ready Room - St. Louis, MO
16th April - The Vogue - Indianapolis, IN
17th April - Brooklyn Bowl Nashville - Nashville, TN
18th April - Variety Playhouse - Atlanta, GA
20th April - Cat's Cradle - Chapel Hill, NC
21st April - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
22nd April - Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
23rd April - Royale - Boston, MA
7th May - Fox Theater - Oakland, CA
8th May - The Fonda Theater - Los Angeles, CA
9th May Belly Up Tavern - San Diego, CA
10th May - The Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ
12th May - The Granada Theater - Dallas, TX
13th May - Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater - Austin, TX
14th May - White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX
18th May - Gothic Theatre - Denver, CO
19th May - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
21st May - Neptune Theatre - Seattle, WA
22nd May - Revolution Hall - Portland, OR

Real Estate announce new album The Main Thing, 2020 tour dates