Mexican Summer, March 04 2014
Reviewed by Jon Howard
Three years after their impeccable sophomore release Days, indie rock outfit Real Estate return with the highly anticipated Atlas. Atlas sees the band leave behind the more cheerful sound of their previous release in favor of something a little darker. Fast approaching his 30s and with his first child on the way, lead singer Martin Courtney finds the dreamlike, carefree Days of his youth coming to an end. Try as he might to look towards the future with the same optimism, he feels helpless and uncertain of what’s to come.