Label: Domino Recording Co
Real Estate's sophomore album begins with "Easy," an aptly titled opener given the breezy beach pop to follow. A listen to Days may leave you checking your shoes for remnants of coastal sand: Jangly Yo La Tengo-ish guitar is touched with reverb for optimal sun-dazed wooziness as frontman Martin Courtney maintains a positively wistful disposition. He craves the careless days of "floating on an inner tube in the sun" -- there's also a song called "Wonder Years" -- and even his hazy vocals sound trapped in a long-lost daydream. Reserve this for your next drive down the Pacific Coast Highway.