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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 and, more recently, Real Estate. For their new 7″ single coming later this summer, they got Real Estate’s Martin Courtney to record the B-side, “Guess Work.” Over glowing organs and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 22, 2014 - 10:49 am

Q&A: Martin Courtney On Marital Contentment, Guitar Tabs, And Real Estate’s Signature Sound

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 »

By: Chris DeVille / March 4, 2014 - 2:16 pm

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 and which often feature a few special guests sitting in. This year’s run of shows, no exception, had it share of help from indie luminaries. Andrew Bird played scratchy violi… More »

By: 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 spirit of a Robert Pollard collage, he opted to pair songs from different albums (Bee Thousand and Alien Lanes, respectively). Interestingly, Real Estate bandmate Alex Bleeker shows up on the… More »

By: brandon / September 10, 2010 - 4:17 pm