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Atlas, the album Real Estate releases today, finds the Jersey-bred, Brooklyn-based guitar-pop combo settling comfortably into adulthood as individuals and as a musical entity. On the personal front, lead songwriter Martin Courtney got married after wrapping up touring behind 2011’s Days, so the nostalgic longing that defined Real Estate before has given way to glowing… More »

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Watch Real Estate’s Martin Courtney Cover Pavement’s “Major Leagues”

Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney released his first solo album, Many Moons, at the end of last week, and he stopped by the SiriusXM studios…
James Rettig | November 2, 2015 - 4:57 pm

Here’s What Your Favorite Bands Wore For Halloween 2015

Stars: they're just like us! Which means that on October 31st, the spookiest day of the year, they don wacky clothing that they would never…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 1:36 pm

Listen To Real Estate’s Martin Courtney On The Best Show Podcast

Martin Courtney’s debut solo album, Many Moons comes out at the end of the week (guess what? — it sounds like every other Real Estate…
James Rettig | October 28, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Martin Courtney – “Airport Bar”

Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney's debut solo album, Many Moons, comes out at the end of the month. So far, he's shared "Vestiges" and "Northern
James Rettig | October 12, 2015 - 10:11 am

Martin Courtney – “Northern Highway” Video

Martin Courtney is the last Real Estate member to embark on a solo career, but he got there eventually. Last month, he shared "Vestiges," and…
James Rettig | September 2, 2015 - 10:16 am

Martin Courtney – “Vestiges”

We've now reached the point where every remaining original member of Real Estate has a solo project going. Matthew Mondanile has Ducktails, and Alex Bleeker…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2015 - 11:45 am

Free Time – “Guess Work” (Stereogum Premiere)”

Free Time released their self-titled debut album last year, and it brought to mind the wistful and extremely pretty indie rock of Yo La Tengo…
Miles Bowe | July 22, 2014 - 10:49 am

Watch Yo La Tengo Perform With Andrew Bird, The Feelies, More At Hanukkah Shows

Just about every year, Yo La Tengo take over their hometown club Maxwell's for a series of Hanukkah shows, which are generally described as amazing…
Tom Breihan | December 17, 2012 - 10:54 am

Martin Courtney IV (Real Estate) – “Kicker of Elves”/”As We Go Up We Go Down” (Guided By Voices Covers)

These GBV covers by BTW Real Estate's frontman appear on Guided By Guided By Voices, a cassette compilation out via Wild Animal Kingdom. In the…
brandon | September 10, 2010 - 4:17 pm