"Crime" - Real Estate [YouTube Official Video]

Zach Ayer

by Zach Ayer

Published February 20, 2014

Coupled with their official video last month for "Talking Backwards," Real Estate seems to be aligning their video releases with a theme of creation and production leading up to their new album Atlas, seen again in the premiere of "Crime," their latest single. Where "Talking Backwards" showed a candid, campy take on the band's recording process within the studio, "Crime" gives fans the chance to participate, displaying the tabs for both guitar parts simultaneously with the track.

The song is classically enjoyable Real Estate -- Deceptively simple surf-rock guitar parts layered upon one another to create three minutes of sonic bliss. Frontman Martin Courtney's voice is calm and dreamy, moving through verses and choruses smooth and effortlessly.

If you're looking to learn the song, it'll take more than a few listens and tries to get the hang of the speed. The whole song is in 6/4 time and both Courtney and lead guitarist Matt Mondanile don't slow down at all to let you read the tabs. In a lot of ways, playing along feels like a round of guitar karaoke. The visual reference of the fretboard as well helps with getting things down. With some perseverance it's definitely possible to learn how to play the song as well as the pros.

Preorder Atlas, due out on March 4th, today on iTunes. For more music, news and more, check out Real Estate's Zumic Artist Page.

Source: Real Estate's YouTube Channel

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