Entries tagged with: Martin Courtney
by Bill Pearis
Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney will release his first solo album, titled Many Moons, out October 30 via Domino. Would it be a surprise to learn that it's his foray into happy hardcore electronica? It certainly would! Well, this isn't that. No, this is more bucolic, jangly guitar pop that doesn't stray too far, if at all, from what he does with Real Estate. That is not a bad thing, as first single "Northern Highway" is a really lovely song and you can watch the video, directed by Rob Hatch-Miller & Puloma Basu, below.
The album was produced by Jarvis Taveniere of Woods, who plays on it as well, and there are also contributions from Julian Lynch and Real Estate keyboardist Matt Kallman. Pre-orders are available. Check out cover art and tracklist below.
by Bill Pearis
San Francisco's Melted Toys are currently on tour supporting their new album, Melted Toys 2, which came out a couple weeks ago on Underwater Peoples. Like their debut, the album falls somewhere between psych and indiepop, easy-to-swallow and effervescent, with occasional halucinatory side effects. You can stream it via Rdio. That tour pulls into NYC this Friday (7/25) at Cake Shop with their Underwater Peoples labelmates Free Time and Street Gnar also on the bill.
Speaking of, Australian expats Free Time have a new single, "Esoteric Tizz," that will be out via Underwater People on August 19. The A-side was was recorded by Jarvis Taveniere of Woods; the B-side, "Guess Work," was recorded by Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney and you can stream that below.
In addition to the Cake Shop show with Melted Toys, Free Time have a couple other NYC shows coming up: August 7 Baby's All Right with Spectre Folk and Words With Frank Linetti (tickets); and Glasslands on September 21 with fellow Brooklyn Aussies Scott & Charlene's Wedding (tickets).
All Melted Toys dates are listed, along with the Free Time stream, below.
Ducktails at Glasslands in 2011 (more by Jessica Amaya)
As mentioned, Pitchfork is co-presenting a Hurricane Sandy relief benefit this Sunday (12/2) at MoMA PS1 in Long Island City with Holly Herndon (live), Ducktails (DJ), and Oneohtrix Point Never (DJ). Tickets for the show are still available and all proceeds go to benefit hurricane relief.
Ducktails (the project of Real Estate's Matt Mondanile) will release their new album, The Flower Lane, on January 29 via Domino and they'll be playing a record release show for it in NYC on January 23 at Le Poisson Rouge with a number of special guests, including Jessa Farkas (Future Shuttle), Cults singer Madeline Follin, Joel Ford, and Matt's Real Estate bandmate Martin Courtney. Tickets for that show are on sale now. You can stream the title track from the new album below.
by Bill Pearis
DOWNLOAD: Real Estate - Beach Comber (MP3)
Real Estate @ Market Hotel (more by Leia Jospe)
So we asked a load of NYC-area bands to tell us how their 2009 went, via a handy questionnaire...
New Jersey's Real Estate were one of the breakout bands of the year, putting out a slew of records on influential labels (Woodsist, Underwater Peoples, Mexican Summer). They also typified the dreamy "Beach Sound" that was definitely one of this year's more prominent trends. And if you haven't heard their debut album, you definitely should. You can download "Beach Comber" at the top of this post. Real Estate don't have any NYC dates scheduled, but they will be heading off on an extensive European tour in early 2010 -- so look out, Prague! Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney answered the questions below...