Sunny Day Real Estate Reunion in 2009?


I hope this is real...

I hope this is real...

Twitter is beginning to become really beneficial… the news that Sunny Day Real Estate may be reuniting for a second time is literally music to my ears… History and influence aside, the ability to see Sunny Day on stage today would be a momentous occasion for those who still consider emo to be a viable genre. Considering the numerous groups that have been reuniting en mass lately, this would be a pleasant surprise.

This announcement, or Twitter-based, pre-potential-announcement leak from Brian Perkins, may explain why, just a handful of months ago, Sunny Day frontman Jeremy Enigk refused to perform any of the band’s material during a solo set at Great Scott. “I cannot play any of those songs without the rest of the band” was what Enigk announced after a flurry of calls to perform SDRE tracks. Considering he’d been known to perform the average Sunny Day song solo lately, and considering this little bit o’ news that’s come to fruition, I guess it does make sense that Enigk would refuse to perform any material from SDRE as they may be reuniting once again.

Fingers crossed…

In other Sunny Day news, Jeremy Enigk will be releasing his newest solo album, OK Bear, on May 12th. Pitchfork has the album’s single, “Mind Idea” available for download. Fans of Enigk’s Return of the Frog Queen should be satiated with this song, as it’s lo-fi quality and focus on darker musical tones is more reminiscent of Enigk’s older material than the musician’s slicker sophomore release, World Waits

Jeremy Enigk – \”Mind Idea\”

9 responses to “Sunny Day Real Estate Reunion in 2009?

  1. Thank you. This officially the best news related thing I’ve seen on a blog all year!

    • Thank you, I really appreciate it. I’m holding back and hoping that it happens – if it does, then feel free to call it “the best music news you’ve seen on a blog all year” as much as you want!

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  4. Saw Enigk the other night at the OK Bear CD release party, and he dropped a little hint, after someone yelled for a SDRE song, and he said “I’d only play that song with that band…you may see that someday.” Basically, a wink and a nudge about the rumors of the SDRE reunion. I’m guessing it’s going to happen.

    • Hey Greg,

      Thanks for the note! It’s good to hear that my experience the last time I saw Enigk is getting repeated (er… sort of… you have to admit, it must be a bit of a pain that people request songs from an entirely different project, but it’s completely understandable), though I’m still a bit anxious to declare it… excited by this news and by the prospect, but slightly skeptical nonetheless.
      Thanks for checking in and giving the good word. Take care!

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