As reported earlier today on Ear Candy the Web
Looks like all the rumors are true. Seminal post-grunge Seattle
group Sunny Day Real Estate is reuniting. (UPDATE: They will
performing at the Paramount Theatre Oct. 16.
Tickets cost $28 and go on sale next week.)
The reunion isn’t just a one-off show as the band looks to be in
full touring mode. According to
Live Nation’s Web site, SDRE has a show
scheduled for The Fillmore in San Francisco on Oct. 13. The news of
this show comes after a concert promoting company in Utah called
posted news of a SDRE show in Utah on Twitter.
Rumors of a reunion were started back in
April when the band reportedly started rehearsing and
planning out a national tour. Reportedly Sunny Day Real Estate
singer Jeremy Enigk has been
coyly talking about a potential reunion but no
official statements about the band getting back together have been
For those unfamiliar with SDRE the band got together in 1992 and
released “Diary” in 1994. Unfortunately, after a few lineup changes
and some reported struggles with its label, Sub Pop, the group
disbanded in 2001. The original SDRE lineup included Enigk. Nate
Mendel, William Goldsmith and Dan Hoerner and they are credited
with being one of the grandfathers of emo. Now before you go
blaming these guys for AFI, My Chemcial Romance and all those other
emo bands, they aren’t responsible for that type of emo. Think more
along the lines of “Pinkerton” emo and you’ve got it.
If a few of those names in their lineup sound familiar it’s
because Mendel is the bass player in Foo Fighters and Goldsmith
used to the drummer for the Foos before he left the group and some
guy named Taylor Hawkins stepped in behind the kit. Oh yeah, and
Enigk has had a pretty decent solo career too (His latest effort
“OK Bear” is by far one of the best local records released this
year) but not as noteworthy as the non-SDRE days of Hawkins and
Since the band is playing at the Paramount in October, it looks
like the rumors that they will be at Bumbershoot this year as
reported here on Ear
Candy and over at
The Stranger’s Line Out blog are not true.
We’ll see when Bumbershoot’s complete lineup is revealed in the
middle of July.