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Martin Courtney

Best known as the vocalist and guitarist for Real Estate, Martin Courtney embarks on his own solo path this autumn with a debut album, Many Moons, due out October 30 on Domino. For his first single "Vestiges," a dreamy, mellow track that shudders with a chorus of sighs and a gentle, jammed-out instrumental coda, Courtney tapped bassist Jarvis Taveniere and drummer Aaron Neveu of Woods as his backing band. The balance of Courtney's 10-track album is teased as "soft psychedelia that recalls the Kinks and Big Star," but the New Jersey musician doesn't stray far from Real Estate's lush vibe. In fact, Real Estate keyboardist Matt Kallman is also on board the album.