| March 4, 2014|
4 March 2014
| June-November, 2013|
Domino Recording Company
| The Loft
The Magic Shop
(New York City, New York)|
Indie rock, Jangle pop, Dream pop
They Want My Soul, Here and Nowhere Else, Lost in the Dream, Are We There, Tomorrow's Hits
Atlas is the third studio album by American indie rock band Real Estate, released on March 4, 2014 on Domino Records.
The album was recorded over the summer and fall of 2013 at The Loft in Chicago, Illinois and The Magic Shop in New York City) with Tom Schick as the producer. The album was also mixed at the Magic Shop. The album was subsequently mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York City with the bonus tracks being mastered by Joe Lambert at Joe Lambert Mastering.
The artwork for the album comes a mural painted by the Polish artist Stefan Knapp for the former department store chain Alexander's in Paramus, New Jersey.
The mural has since been disassembled following the close of Alexander's and the Bergen Museum of Art & Science's purchase of the mural. While various suggestions to the non-profit organization concerning its potential location have amassed, the mural was only recently put on display in Paterson, New Jersey at the Art Factory in June, 2015. The mural has yet to find a replacement for its location of display.
Atlas received widespread acclaim from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 78, based on 31 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews". The album was recognized as one of The 100 Best Albums of the Decade So Far by Pitchfork Media in August 2014.
The album debuted at #34 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.
All songs written by Martin Courtney, except where noted.Martin Courtney – vocals, guitar
Matt Mondanile – acoustic and electric guitars
Alex Bleeker – bass, vocals on "How Might I Live"
Jackson Pollis – Drums and percussion
Matt Kallman – keyboards
Julian Lynch – clarinet
Tom Schick – engineering, mixing and production
Mark Greenberg – assistant engineering
Alex Nappi – assistant mixing
Kabir Hermon – assistant mixing
Greg Calbi – mastering
Rob Carmichael - graphic design
Irmgard Carpenter - photography
Shawn Brackbill - photography
Charles Poekel - photography
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