How Far Away - Alex Bleeker & the Freaks
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  • Summary: The ending of a relationship is the central theme of the second release for the Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker's side project backed by Big Troubles' Sam Franklin, Mountain Man's Amelia Meath, Real Estate's Jackson Pollis, and Woods' Jarvis Tanviere.
  • Record Label: Woodsist
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Indie Folk
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  1. May 29, 2013
    80
    The 11 songs breeze by quickly, cultivating a mood so generous and warm that listening to the album feels like a friend smiling and waving from across the room at the first party of the summer.
  2. May 29, 2013
    72
    Bleeker brilliantly masks the fact that his stability has gone adrift with the perfect blend of peppy tempos, airy harmonies, dream-like slide guitar and essential Hammond organ.
  3. May 29, 2013
    70
    There are some missteps along the way, namely the plodding electronic misadventure “Time Cloud”, but Bleeker still manages to pack a nifty little story arc within How Far Away’s 10 short tracks.
  4. Jun 5, 2013
    67
    How Far Away holds its juicy details a little too close to the chest to truly prove cathartic to anybody but Bleeker.
  5. 60
    Putting aside some of those rough edges, however, the record is a more than adequate diversion until Real Estate return with LP3.
  6. Aug 1, 2013
    60
    How Far Away isn’t a bad album by any means but it won’t change your life.
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