Whitney + Real Estate + Woods
Time Out says
Headed by guitarist Max Kakacek and singer-drummer Julien Ehrlich—of Smith Westerns and Unknown Mortal Orchestra, respectively—this Chicago indie-rock outfit has been filling bigger and bigger spaces with each NYC visit. No wonder: Its 2016 debut, Light Upon the Lake, is a deeply satisfying album steeped in ’70s country and soft rock and bouyed by Ehrlich's honeyed falsetto vocals. The band joins here with lo-fi indie-poppers, Real Estate, whose music is permeated by an unshakeable repose and penchant for the quotidian: After seeing the world via an international tour, singer-guitarist Martin Courtney still prefers to sing about old municipalities and floating on inner tubes.