Real Estate’s Martin Courtney Announces New Album Magic Sign, Shares Video for New Song: Watch

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“Corncob” appears on Courtney’s follow-up to his 2015 debut solo album

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Martin Courtney, photo by Sinna Nasseri

Real Estate frontman Martin Courtney has announced a new solo album—his first since his 2015 debut full-length Many Moons. The new LP, Magic Sign, is out June 24 via Domino. Today, he’s shared a new music video for the lead single “Corncob,” directed by Bráulio Amado and Antonio Vicentini. Watch the video below.

“The lyrics are about a specific time, the end of youth, pre-adulthood, scummy kid hanging around your hometown a little too long, smoking weed and driving around the surrounding area with your friends to get as completely lost as possible,” Courtney said of the new song in a statement. He continued:

Eventually getting home using these little green signs that are posted throughout the NJ suburbs telling you which way to go to reach different towns. We called them magic signs. You do this enough times and it eventually gets harder and harder to get lost. A song about pushing the boundaries of where you grew up until you exhaust the mystery and hit a different kind of boundary. A song about aimless kids looking for direction.

Magic Sign was recorded, mixed, and co-produced by Rob Schnapf. Additional performers on the album include Matt Barrick, Oliver Hill, Kacey Johansing, and Tim Ramsey.

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