Though they've been worked into their recent live show setlists, Real Estate
debuted two new songs during a Daytrotter
session for the rest of world to hear, which you can do so now, right here
. In a small twist, "Art Fandelet" has frontman Martin Courtney sounding not entirely unlike Stephen Malkmus — languid and droopy, but also slightly spiteful as he sings, "Everybody knows that a book is hard to finish / If you're not really into it." This one called "Untitled" is really the highlight though, with Courtney latching on to a defined vocal melody and then letting go again. Quite good.
And since we're on the topic of seasonal music, TIME Magazine has listed the Top 10 Best (and Worst) Songs of Summer, so you can check that out and start judging.