At Tuesday night’s Independent show with Dominant Legs and Melted Toys, Real Estate pulled together a tighter, more engaging set than they did in the Big Sur woods over the weekend. Hunched over and adoringly strumming, they concluded their Bay Area visit with the three-part harmonies people over the weekend were dying for on “Green River” and “Suburban Beverage.”
It was a lovely set, but openers Melted Toys won the evening with one of their best performances to date. They unveiled a few new songs that added a little more flavor to their 80s sound, testing out an acoustic guitar and swampier bass tones. The band has not announced any upcoming releases just yet, so stay tuned.