Sunny Day Real Estate is one of many influential bands to emerge out of the rich music scene in Seattle in the early 1990s — but unlike a lot of the most notorious groups to come out of Seattle at that time, Sunny Day was not a grunge rock band. Instead, they were inspired by 1980s hardcore, and set out to infuse the hardcore edge with melody.
The battery of Sunny Day Real Estate began in 1992 with singer/guitarist Dan Hoerner, bassist Nate Mendel and drummer William Goldsmith. They played and recorded off and on under the name Empty Set, but never released a full-length album. About a year later, they added singer/guitarist Jeremy Enigk, who had gone to high school with Goldsmith. Eventually, Enigk became the frontman and the band... Read More