Real Estate: Daniel [Album Review]

Real EstateDanielDomino [2024] Album Overview: Daniel is the sixth full-length album by Real Estate, recorded in nine days at RCA Studio A in Nashville with producer Daniel Tashian (Kacey Musgraves). It marks a return to the band’s roots while incorporating newfound maturity and self-acceptance. The album features 11 soft and tuneful songs that blend the … Read more

Real Estate – “Water Underground” [Video]

Indie rock mainstays Real Estate have announced the details of their next album, Daniel, which will be released on February 23, 2024 by Domino Recording Co. The sixth full-length from New Jersey natives Martin Courtney (vocals, guitar), Alex Bleeker (bass, vocals), Matt Kallman (keyboards), Julian Lynch (guitar) and Sammi Niss (drums), Daniel sports 11 new … Read more

Martin Courtney: Magic Sign [Album Review]

Martin CourtneyMagic SignDomino [2022] Magic Sign is the second full-length solo record from Martin Courtney. Courtney is best known to many of us as the front man of indie mainstays Real Estate. The new solo album was written throughout 2020 and 2021, and comes from a nostalgic mindset but also with the thought of the … Read more

Real Estate: In Mind [Album Review]

Real Estate In Mind Domino Records [2017] Fire Note Says: Real Estate pick up right where they left off. Album Review: Real Estate are currently one of the most consistent indie bands out there. They have always set the bar high for their style of artistic floating songs that are easy to get carried away … Read more

Martin Courtney: Many Moons [Album Review]

Martin Courtney Many Moons Domino [2015] Fire Note Says: Hear the smooth warm sounds from Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney. Album Review: Several other members of Real Estate have already ventured out with side projects like Ducktails and Alex Bleeker and The Freaks, so the time seems right from frontman Martin Courtney to strut his … Read more

Martin Courtney (Real Estate frontman) – Many Moons / 500 Deluxe LP

Here is a record annoucement you may have missed but take note because I think you will dig it. Many Moons is the debut solo album from Real Estate songwriter and frontman Martin Courtney. It is out via Domino on October 30th, 2015. The deluxe LP edition is limited to 500 copies on coke bottle … Read more

2014 MidPoint Music Festival Recap [Concert Review]

Cincinnati’s MidPoint Music Festival was once again a success this year with another solid lineup. I will be the first to admit that when I initially scanned the 150 plus bands I didn’t think the offerings were quite as good as last year but after attending, I would say MPMF did alright! From better venues, … Read more

Real Estate: Atlas [Album Review]

Real Estate Atlas Domino Records [2014] Fire Note Says: Real Estate let you drift off with Atlas’ smooth and calm climate. Album Review: If it’s not broke don’t fix it – just tweak it. That is the main story behind Real Estate’s third record Atlas. The New Jersey group is back with an album that … Read more

Real Estate: Days [Album Review]

Real EstateDaysDomino [2011] Simplistic splendor is one way to describe the sophomore full-length album, Days, from New Jersey’s Real Estate. The album possesses a pure flow that carries the listener seamlessly from track to track, anchored by the soft vocal delivery of singer/guitarist Martin Courtney. His voice engages in an internal struggle with the surrounding … Read more

Real Estate: Reality EP [Album Review]

Real EstateReality EPMexican Summer [2010] We’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know this band better, so we were excited to check out this EP of new material soon after their debut. The Reality EP serves as the perfect extension of the band’s stellar full-length album, feeling even more laid-back yet with very concise and intricate undertones. … Read more