by Andrew Sacher

Alex Bleeker

It's a busy year for Real Estate side projects. Frontman Martin Courtney has a solo album on the way, the new Ducktails LP is out now, and Alex Bleeker and the Freaks will release their third album Country Agenda on October 16 via Sinderlyn. Alex's band is the most hippie-folk of all the Real Estate projects (I mean, he's the one who's put together multiple Grateful Dead tributes and that cover art looks straight out of the '60s/'70s, no? maybe a little Led Zeppelin-y?) and lead singles "Sealong Hair" and "The Rest" are right up that alley. Check them out, with the tracklist, below.

The Freaks are also touring soon. They have a few shows this weekend, including their Storm King Art Center show with The Feelies, and then a lengthier tour begins in November. That one hits NYC on November 12 at at Brooklyn Bowl with special guests TBA. Tickets are on sale now.

All dates are listed below...


1. Little Dream I Had
2. California
3. Country Agenda
4. Portrait
5. Downright Stinson
6. The Rest
7. Sealong Hair
8. Honey I Don't Know
9. The Wind
10. Turtle Dove
11. U.H.M
12. They've Gone Home


Alex Bleeker and the Freaks -- 2015 Tour Dates
Fri-Sep-18 Kittery, ME - BUOY Gallery
Sat-Sep-19 Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre
Sun-Sep-20 New Windsor, NY @ Storm King Art Center w/ The Feelies
Wed-Nov-11 New Haven, CT @ BAR
Thu-Nov-12 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl
Fri-Nov-13 Poughkeepsie, NY @ Vassar College
Sat-Nov-14 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
Sun-Nov-15 Winooski, VT @ Monkey House
Mon-Nov-16 Montreal, QC @ Divan Orange
Tue-Nov-17 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha
Wed-Nov-18 Ann Arbor, MI @ Blind Pig
Thu-Nov-19 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle w/ Natural Child
Sat-Nov-21 Washington, DC @ DC9
Sun-Nov-22 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
Fri-Dec-04 Vancouver, BC @ Fortune
Sat-Dec-05 Seattle, WA @ Barboza
Sun-Dec-06 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
Tue-Dec-08 Mill Valley, CA @ Sweetwater Music Hall
Wed-Dec-09 San Francisco, CA @ Independent
Thu-Dec-10 Santa Cruz, CA @ DQs
Fri-Dec-11 Big Sur, CA @ Ferndale Tavern
Sat-Dec-12 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo

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