How it feels to be someone who preorders a coveted, long out of print Sunny Day Real Estate album on vinyl: FREAKIN’AMAZING.
As of Friday, August 5, 2016, Sunny Day Real Estate’s first three albums will now be available on cassette, as well as a vinyl repress of How It Feels To Be Something On, back in print for the first time in too many years.
About How It Feels To Be Something On:
In 1997, Sub Pop approached Sunny Day’s members for help in compiling a rarities album. Because there were so few usable tracks, band founders Jeremy Enigk and Dan Hoerner agreed to get together and write some new material to augment the archival songs, but they wound up crafting an entire new album in a matter of days.
Without Mendel, who remains with Foo Fighters to this day, Sunny Day reunited to recordHow It Feels to Be Something On. After 2000’s The Rising Tide, the band split, with Mendel continuing his work with the Foo Fighters, though Enigk, Goldsmith, and Mendel did reconvene to record an album under the name The Fire Theft in 2003. Sunny Day Real Estate reunited for a series of shows in 2010.
[Sunny Day Real Estate : How It Feels To Be Something On]
[Sunny Day Real Estate cassettes : How It Feels To Be Something On - LP2 - Diary
Feels like the first time. BECAUSE IT IS! Damien Jurado classics
’Ghost of David’ and ’Rehearsals For Departure’ have, at long last, been pressed
to vinyl. YES, FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME EVER. You’ll find these beloved titles in finer independent record stores starting Friday, August 5, 2016.
Seattle singer-songwriter Damien Jurado’s second album for Sub Pop, Rehearsals for Departure, is now available for pre-order on vinyl for the first time. Rehearsals was originally released March 9th, 1999. The album boasts a sharper, more streamlined songwriting approach than his debut, combining finger-picked acoustic guitar tracks with a number of full- band songs. Rehearsals for Departure was produced by The Posies’ Ken Stringfellow, who also played a variety of instruments on the album.
Ghost of David, the third album by Damien Jurado, is now available for pre-order on vinyl and cassette for the first time. Originally released September 19th, 2000. Damien Jurado is an urban-folk singer with his hand in the baskets of all the right fringe genres. He’s a storyteller, and the stories have matured steadily since he first appeared on the scene with the perfect balance of lighthearted pop and saddest of the sad on his early singles and first full-length, Waters Ave S. Since then, (with his second full-length, Rehearsals for Departure, the Gather in Song EP (both from 1999), and this year’s collection of found recordings, Postcards and Audio Letters) he’s moved more toward the dark, and if you ask him, he’ll tell you point blank that it’s in the dark where you’ll find us all.
As you, discerning, attentive music fan, have undoubtedly noticed, we’ve recently been giving ourselves some well-deserved, showy pats on the back by reissuing some stand-outs from the Sub Pop catalog. This is what I’m trying to show you about: Red Red Meat’s Bunny Gets Paid, The Vaselines’ Enter The Vaselines, and the all deluxed-up Superfuzz Bigmuff. We’ve decided to carpe some diem and reissue a few more of our past favorites. Just yesterday, we released remastered versions Sunny Day Real Estate’s Diary and LP2 on colored vinyl (digital download code included) and CD, both of which feature bonus tracks. And, on September 22nd we’re putting out remastered versions of Mudhoney’s Superfuzz Bigmuff, Mudhoney, and Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge, all on very colorful, very collectible colored vinyl (also with digital download codes). So carpe these records and we’ll carpe your money. Cool?
Welcome, September, you lovely month, you! September 15th is a big day here at HQ. On that day we’ll be releasing the new Grand Archives album Keep In Mind Frankenstein on CD/LP/MP3, and if you pre-order the album you can get this totally amazing Grand Archives bandana! Cool, right? Order here.
Also on the 15th is the re-release of Sunny Day Real Estate’sDiary and LP2 (aka the Pink Album) on CD/LP. Both of these albums are re-mastered and include bonus tracks, as well as newly written liner notes. Get these things here.
In continuing with our re-release fever, on September 22nd we’ll re-release three Mudhoney classics on LP. Some might call this a re-re-re-release of some of these songs, but hey, who’s counting? We’re redoing Superfuzz Bigmuff on grey/off-black vinyl, Mudhoney on magenta/purple-y vinyl, and Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge on salmon-y orange vinyl. All of these come with mp3 download codes, and some of these records haven’t been available on vinyl for ages/a couple of years. Get them all here.
The “little buddies” to our Skippers, aka Hardly Art, are releasing their eighth (!) record on the 22nd as well! Go check out the Hardly Art website and see about ordering Le Loup’s Family.
As always, please check out our handy dandy Tour Page to see if any Sub Pop artists are coming your way, and make sure to have a wonderful September.
Following a more than 10 year hiatus, all four original members of pioneering Seattle rock band Sunny Day Real Estate will regroup for a 20-date US tour starting Sept. 17th, 2009. In addition, Sub Pop Records will re-issue both Diary and the band’s second full-length album, commonly known as LP2 (or The Pink Album for its entirely pink cover). Both re-mastered albums will include rare bonus tracks as well as newly written liner notes and will be released on both CD and LP Sept. 15, 2009, just prior to the start of the tour. Tour dates can be found here.
Originally formed in Seattle in 1992, Sunny Day Real Estate featured Nate Mendel (bass), William Goldsmith (drums), Dan Hoerner (guitar,vocals) and Jeremy Enigk (vocals, guitar). Diary, the band’s first full-length album, was released in 1994 on Sub Pop, going on to become the seventh-best selling record in the label’s history with more than 231,000 copies scanned in the US alone. Diary was recorded at Chicago’s Idful Studios with producer Brad Wood and released to critical acclaim. Following the completion of a US Tour to support the debut release, the group headed back into the studio with Wood to record the follow-up.
But during the recording sessions, internal tensions splintered Sunny Day Real Estate, resulting in a sudden break-up and the finished album being turned in to Sub Pop without a title or artwork. LP2 was released in November 1995, by which time both Goldsmith and Mendel had joined Foo Fighters and Enigk had begun a solo career. Without Mendel, Sunny Day Real Estate reunited in 1997 and released two more studio albums (the 1998 Sub Pop release How It Feels to Be Something On and in 2000 The Rising Tide on Time Bomb) before disbanding again in 2001. Sunny Day Real Estate’s influence has grown exponentially since the band’s initial split.
“I wasn’t around for the second version of the band that recorded the 3rd and 4th albums, so I’ve always had a feeling of unfinished business there,” Mendel explains. “We had all these out-sized ideas back then, ’Everyone’s going to learn a new instrument,’ and ’Let’s do a rock opera,’ but before we could get anywhere with them, the band broke up. We left behind all these weird and beautiful songs, though, and they’ve stuck with me all this time. I’m really happy that we get a chance to play them together again.”