Saturday, November 14, 2009


The weather in Oxford may be starting to chill, but tropical poppers REAL ESTATE (Ridgewood, New Jersey) will bring their sunny melodies and swirling, reverby guitar hooks to The Lyric's Red Star bar on November 30th. Dudes have a new album out on WOODSIST (home of a seemingly infinite number of awesome bands like Ganglians, Wavves, Vivian Girls, Psychedelic Horseshit, Thee Oh Sees, Kurt Vile, Blank Dogs, & more). They've been touring with the likes of GIRLS and JAPANDROIDS, raking up gushing press items from the likes of the New York Times, Village Voice, and Pitchfork Media. In other words, shit's unmissable.

Openers DEAD GAZE (Jackson, Mississippi) are a band put together by Cole Furlow in the wake of his homemade psychedelic lo-fi pop tracks that have been spreading across the blogosphere at an unprecedented rate. Cole has already posted shitloads of free music on his Myspace page, and he has a forthcoming cassette on the consistently excellent MIRROR UNIVERSE TAPES, a label based in South Carolina with releases from Washed Out and Toro y Moi. Check out this trippy video for Dead Gaze's track "Back & Forth," directed by our pal Alex Warren and featuring shirtless dancing by Cats Purring's official mixtape mastermind Samo Lane: