Real Estate Deny Approving Their Song for Flat-Earth Documentary

"While I do think it's a pretty funny recontextualization to use our song Horizon in a doc about flat earthers, no one in the band approved it"
Real Estate Deny Approving Their Song for Flat-Earth Documentary
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Flat Earthers are always good for a laugh, and the 2018 documentary Behind the Curve gives you a chance to gawk at their bizarre beliefs while enjoying the jangly indie rock sounds of Real Estate. The Atlas track "Horizon" appears in the film, although the band have now spoken out to say they didn't authorize its usage.

The band tweeted about the documentary earlier today, claiming they only just learned about it and that they didn't approve the song's usage. Subsequently, the documentary responded to the tweet and wrote that the song was approved by Real Estate's label Domino. See the exchange below:
Pitchfork notes that the film's credits say the song was licensed from Real Estate's label Domino.

Listen to "Horizon" below. Behind the Curve is on Netflix now.