If you know about Real Estate, and you should know about Real Estate, then you’ve at least heard Martin Courtney in action. And, no matter what time of year it is, what’s a better way to get in the mood for sunshine and happiness than completely submerging yourself in the sounds of upbeat indie-pop with a bit of extra reverb?
He’s the lead singer and founder of the beloved Real Estate, an indie dream-pop mastermind, and a family-clad Brooklynite. After helping Real Estate steal the hearts of indie lovers for the past decade, Martin followed his fellow band members and released his own solo album in 2015.
Many Moons is a sonic slide down Rainbow Road. Philosophical, nostalgic infused lyrics that, while you’re dancing, make you stop and think for a minute. Hazy, groove-infused guitars, smooth, melodic vocals, and the occasional catchy synth riff every now and again to remind you why you fell in love with the guy in the first place. And when you listen to it, there’s no doubt in your mind that it’s coming from Real Estate’s property.
While the 2015 release is the only solo work released from Martin to date, Real Estate put out another one in 2017, so go take a listen to In Mind, and if we’re lucky, he’ll be back to the solo life at some point for another album.
April 5th, 2018 UPDATE:
If you’re on the east coast, Martin will be playing two shows at Cafe Carlyle in New York City on May 10th and 11th, 2018! It sounds like it will be an uber fancy, late-night performance with food and drinks.