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March 6, 2014 at 6:00 AM

It’s not hard to sell Real Estate | Concert preview

Real Estate

Real Estate, from Ridgewood, New Jersey, performs live at Neumos Thursday. Photo by Shawn Brackbill.

For many music fans, New Jersey is synonymous with larger-than-life rockstar personalities, from Jon Bon Jovi to The Misfits’ Glenn Danzig and, naturally, Bruce Springsteen.

Yet the Garden State has an equally storied history of understated, songwriting-forward guitar pop. Like its forebears The Feelies in the 1980s and Yo La Tengo later on, Real Estate’s easygoing, wide-eyed sound pays no mind to surrounding trends. “Atlas,” released this past Tuesday, is the third LP from the quintet, which plays Neumos Thursday.

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