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Martin Courtney: Many Moons
By Stephen Lavelle
While on tour with his band Real Estate, Martin Courtney chiseled away at a series of new songs. These songs would debut on Courtney’s first solo album, Many Moons. Courtney wanted this series of songs to be his personal project. Coming off a long tour, Courtney decided that he wanted his songs to be more compact and concise. “I was trying to do a straightforward pop thing”, he says.
In Many Moons, the happy-go-lucky melodies of Real Estate are still present with soft mellow guitar harmonies and sweet instrumentals playing alongside. Courtney sings about the weariness of being on tour and his dream of spending time at home. In his song “Northern Highway”, Courtney sings about his feelings of loneliness and how it makes him feel “alien and yet familiar” and wanting to discontinue his journey. Courtney remembers, “As much as we can’t find our way, I know that we cannot retire.”
With the help of many friends, Martin Courtney has produced a hearty solo debut album that any fan of Real Estate would ever dream about. Flip off the lights, kick off your shoes, and listen to the grounded lyrics and weightless melodies provided by Martin Courtney on Many Moons.
RIYL: Real Estate, Smith Westerns, The War on Drugs, Grizzly Bear, Mac Demarco
WAUG is Augustana College's student-run radio station, located in Rock Island, IL, broadcasting over the internet 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Students are allowed to host a weekly radio show in which they can utilize their creative talents to both speak and play different music varieties over the air. Having a radio show at WAUG provides students with the proper training and practice for future careers in radio and communications industries