A set of subtle musical gems sees Real Estate frontman effortlessly recount the joys of youth Martin Courtney is not a man in a hurry. Nearly seven years after his first solo album, the Real Estate front man drops his second, released as a midsummer soundtrack. In it, he pays homage to teenage road trips, whose one and only objective was to get lost in the New Jersey suburbs.
On his second solo album, Martin Courtney hearkens back to the memories that get lost over time. The singer-songwriter—better known as the co-founder of perennial aughts jangle rockers Real Estate—attempts to hold on to them as they fade over time, an unassuming practice that is trickier to accomplish than one might think. It's the kind of concept Courtney has explored to some degree time and time again with his band, the arguably pitch-perfect 2011 LP Days documenting everyday suburbia at its most sublime.