Martin Courtney | 11/02/15

Image: Martin Courtney by Shawn Brackbill

Many Moons, the debut solo album from Martin Courtney, is out now. The bright, lush, 10-song collection of soft psychedelia, which was previewed during a string of CMJ shows earlier this month, further cements the Real Estate songwriter’s talent for writing deceptively affecting songs – jangly, melancholic jams touching on themes of past and present, loss and love, home and the heart. Purchase it now on CD or LP from the Domino Mart, your fine local record store, or purchase / stream it from a digital retailer.

Today, we're happy to share two videos from Martin Courtney and his band. The first is a cover of Pavement’s "Major Leagues" recorded as part of a Sirius XMU session, which premieres this Wednesday, November 4 at 9pm EST and re-airs Thursday, November 5 at 3am and 4pm ET; Friday, November 6 at 9am ET; Sunday, November 8 at noon ET.

Courtney and band also recorded a live session for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, which airs Thursday, November 19. In advance of that date, you can watch their performance of ‘Airport Bar’ below. Also, "Northern Highway" is today's Top Tune of the Day over at KCRW.

Courtney will follow his successful run of CMJ shows from last month - which included a performance at The Fader Fort, Space Ninety8, a Brooklyn Vegan showcase at Baby’s All Right, a WFUV showcase at Rockwood Music Hall (watch "Northern Highway" from it above), and KEXP's Live From The Cutting Room session - with a show at new Brooklyn, NY venue National Sawdust on Friday, November 20, and a short west coast run in January 2016. More dates to be announced soon.

Courtney was also recently on the Best Show with Tom Schapling, which you can listen back to starting at 1hr 52min. In addition, read his recent interviews over at Reddit AMA and Entertainment Weekly.

Watch the video for "Northern Highway" and listen back to "Airport Bar" and "Vestiges."

Martin Courtney tour dates
11-20 Brooklyn, NY - National Sawdust [Buy tickets]
01-18 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo [Buy tickets]
01-19 San Diego, CA - The Casbah  [Buy tickets]
01-20 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel  [Buy tickets]

Martin Courtney tour flyer

Martin Courtney photo by Shawn Brackbill.