Sunny Day Real Estate are Back in Business

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Sunny Day Real Estate test the waters.

Despite the abysmal conditions of the current housing market, 90’s grunge band and emo forefathers Sunny Day Real Estate will reunite this October to play their first concerts since 2000. The Seattle band are best known for the 1994 track “Seven,” off their Sub Pop debut Diary, which contained some giant-sized hooks. The video for “Seven” received a decent amount of play on MTV, but Sunny Day Real Estate mysteriously broke up in 1997; bassist Nate Mendell and drummer William Goldsmith went on to join the Foo Fighters.  Goldsmith left during the recording of the Foo Fighter’s second album, while Mendell remains their bass player.

Jeremy Enigk released his fourth solo album, Ok Bear, in May. Rumours of the band’s reunion have persisted since 2006, when Enigk told MTV News the idea was “tempting.” They’ll play the Fillmore in San Francisco October 13, and the Paramount in Seattle October 16. The band are also rumored to appear at Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival in September.



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