Courtney performing with Real Estate in 2017
|Birth name||Martin Courtney IV|
|Born||September 28, 1985|
New Jersey, United States
|Occupation(s)||Singer, songwriter, musician|
|Labels||Domino, Mexican Summer, Woodsist, Underwater Peoples, Half Machine|
|Associated acts||Real Estate, Titus Andronicus|
Early life and personal life
Courtney was born as Martin Courtney IV in New Jersey, United States, the son of Martin Courtney, III and Mary Ellen Courtney. He attended Ridgewood High School with current Real Estate bandmate Alex Bleeker and former bandmate Matt Mondanile. After graduating from high school, he studied at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, where his focus was "mostly literature." Courtney's parents run a real estate business, which inspired the name of the band. Courtney spent a short time as the keyboardist for indie punk rock group Titus Andronicus from the neighboring town Glen Rock, New Jersey in 2006.
Courtney married his wife in his hometown Ridgewood, New Jersey on October 13, 2012 following Real Estate's tour for 2011's Days. Courtney and his wife have since had a daughter. He currently resides in upstate New York with his family.
with Real Estate
- Many Moons (2015)
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