When Sunny Day Real Estate collapsed in early 1995, few would have predicted the impact the Seattle band’s music would still be having over a decade later. Now, more than 15 years since Sub Pop released Sunny Day’s landmark debut album Diary, the band’s original lineup is reuniting this fall to deliver its emotionally charged epics for live audiences once again.
A passion to create uncommonly expressive rock’n’roll fueled Jeremy Enigk (guitar/vocals), Dan Hoerner (guitar/vocals), William Goldsmith (drums), and Nate Mendel (bass) from the earliest incarnations of Sunny Day Real Estate. Hoerner, Goldsmith and Mendel formed the band as a trio in 1992 and went by three other names before settling on the permanent moniker. With Mendel on a European tour with another band, Hoerner and Goldsmith passed the time jamming with Goldsmith’s high-school friend Enigk, who was just 18.
It was quickly clear they’d all stumbled upon something new and exciting. Enigk’s yearning, high-register voice was a direct contrast to Hoerner’s primal delivery, imbuing the music with a previously unrealized level of emotion, and when Mendel returned from tour, it was decided Sunny Day would henceforth be a quartet, with Enigk on lead vocals.
At the time, grunge had turned Seattle into the epicenter of the music industry, making worldwide superstars out of hometown heroes Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains. But Sunny Day forged its own path, deriving a unique sound from its members’ collective talents.
“It was guys that played hardcore experimenting with actually writing songs,” Goldsmith recalls of the band’s early days. "Hardcore is really fast and out of control. There was still songwriting and arranging, but this was a whole new thing, learning how…
This is the 2009 reissue of Sunny Day Real Estate’s 1994 debut album Diary. This edition has been re-mastered and includes the bonus tracks “8” and “9,” as well…
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