Sunny Day Real Estate


Sunny Day Real Estate are a band.  

Jeremy Enigk: Guitars and Vocals. 

William Goldsmith: Drums 

Dan Hoerner: Guitars and Vocals. 


There’s a fine line between profane ecstasy and sacred transcendence. Obviously what they were  interested in was walking that fine line. It was fuzzy for them. Sunny Day had something so  bared. I picture, like, tearing your chest open — like some kind of weird surgery on yourself. I  don’t know whether it was a conscious endeavor or a deliberate goal of theirs. But that’s what  people were connecting to. It was a revelation to have this music that was kind of male and  female, sacred and profane. 

–Craig Wedren, Shudder To Think.  

SDRE has been on every single mixtape I have ever made in my entire life. I still have the  drumstick I caught when I was 15 in my room from an SDRE show. 

–Adam Lazzara, Taking Back Sunday. 

Just as grunge was flaming out and pop punk was exploding, Sunny Day Real Estate appeared out  of left blending elements of Washington DC style emo and indie rock in a way that no one else had  before. 

–Walter Schreifels, Quicksand / Youth Of Today  

Everything changed for me, the day I heard SDRE for the first time.  

–Frank Iero, My Chemical Romance. 

I discovered Sunny Day Real Estate when I was in eighth grade before I had started singing in a  band. At the time all I did was listen to punk and hard-core so when I heard the songs and the  melodies it cracked my mind right open in the best way. They were heavy without being  aggressive, but heavy in the sense of covering an emotional spectrum that I had not yet figured  out how to express. In a lot of ways I feel like they gave me permission to sound the way I do and  feel the way I do. I’ve been trying to replicate that feeling in all the music I’ve made ever since.  

– Anthony Green, Circa Survive. 

I had never heard an album I’d felt was so custom-tailored to me. The dynamics, the singing and  the raw emotion in the music — it’s something that really knocked me out. 

–Ben Gibbard, Death Cab For Cutie 

Then why are you a Sunny Day Real Estate Fan?  

–South Park, Season 17 – Episode 4 

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