Twitter is beginning to become really beneficial… the news that Sunny Day Real Estate may be reuniting for a secondÂ 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.
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 QueenÂ should beÂ satiatedÂ 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.Â
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!
Look at all these Rumors. « Holepuncher
[…] indeed rehearsing and planning to tour.Â But there’s also this guy, Brian Perkins, whose was spotted posting about the reunion on Twitter, saying a “little rainbird” told him about the […]
Those Sunny Day Real Estate Reunion Rumors « Perfect Lines
[…] I first wrote about the potential reunion/rumors back in March, my piece had been getting tons of traffic. […]
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.
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!
Tracking the SDRE Rumors « Perfect Lines
[…] reunion, The Falcon, The Jealous Sound, Twitter, Tyler McPherson by Leor So, months after my first post on a potential Sunny Day Real Estate reunion, and having recently come to realize how much of a […]
Quick Sunny Day Real Estate Reunion Announcement Reflections « Perfect Lines
[…] old Twitter buddy dropped the hint back in March about the potential reunion, which I promptly picked up and got a screen shot. One month later and BAM, instant SDRE reunion meme… possibly fueled by the combination of […]
On and On and On « Perfect Lines
[…] those aren’t great, just a little familiar. And yes, I traced the reunion meme starting with Mr. Perkins’ initial tweet, and got some pretty great info out of folks for that section… If only I could fit […]