It's the middle of July and the heat has us in a chokehold. The thermal assault is inescapable radiating off every square inch of asphalt and stagnating in every crevasse of the subway. Each year, equally ill-prepared for the sun's work, some records make their way off the shelf; either for a refreshing sonic icebath or a commiserating musical sauna. Real Estate's first EP Reality punches the ticket as the latter. Put out shortly after their iconic self-titled debut, the Ridgewood summer humidity permeates through the 6-song album. Ignore its late December release date and throw yourself into the mid-to-high 90s of the band's early classic.