Real Estate have been teasing the release of a new album for the better part of a year which makes today’s official news of their fifth album that much more exciting. It’s entitled The Main Thing and will be released on February 28th via Domino Records.

The band have also dropped first single “Paper Cup,” which features guest vocals from Amelia Meath of Sylvan Esso. The track is a notable shift in direction for the band who take on a disco-groove and sees them lean a bit harder into their jammy tendencies. That clean polished Real Estate sound is still very much there but this is a nice evolution for their sound.

Here’s a description on the new album as listed on the pre-order page for the album

The Main Thing dives even further into the musical dichotomies they’re known for—lilting, bright guitar lines set against emotionally nuanced lyrics, complex arrangements conveyed breezily— and what emerges is a superlative collection of interrogative songs as full of depth, strangeness and contradictions as they are lifting hooks.

Below you can find the quite hilarious music video for track, which was directed by Nick Roney. We’ve also shared The Main Thing tracklisting as well as their upcoming tour dates.

The Main Thing Tracklisting:

1. Friday
2. Paper Cup (feat. Sylvan Esso)
3. Gone
4. You
5. November
6. Falling Down
7. Also A But
8. The Main Thing
9. Shallow Sun
10. Sting
11. Silent World
12. Procession
13. Brother

Real Estate Tour Dates:

04-09 Detroit, MI – El Club @
04-10 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall @
04-11 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue @
04-13 Omaha, NE – Slowdown @
04-14 Kansas City, MO – The Truman @
04-15 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room @
04-16 Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue @
04-18 Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse @
04-20 Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle @
04-21 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club @
04-22 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer @
04-23 Boston, MA – Royale @
05-07 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre †
05-08 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theater †
05-09 San Diego, CA – Belly Up Tavern †
05-10 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom †
05-12 Dallas, TX – The Granada Theater †
05-13 Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater †
05-14 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall †
05-18 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre ^
05-19 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge ^
05-21 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre ^
05-22 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall ^

@ with Palm
† with Meg Baird
^ with Itasca







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