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Sunny Day Solo CD


02/14/06
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(Press Release) Jeremy Enigk, best known for his work with Sunny Day Real Estate and the Fire Theft, is currently in a Seattle studio co-producing and recording his second solo album, the follow-up to 1996's critically-acclaimed "Return of the Frog Queen." The as yet untitled new album will be released this summer on the singer/songwriter's own imprint, Lewis Hollow Records, which will be distributed by Reincarnate Records through Sony BMG. Plans are for Enigk to tour Europe in July and then launch a major U.S. tour beginning in August.

Enigk began writing for the album in early 2005, although some songs had their genesis as early as the mid-90s. Along with co-producer Josh Myers, he started recording late last year and anticipates being finished by the end of this month. While the final track listing has yet to be determined, some dozen songs have been recorded with working titles such as "World Waits," "Canons," "River to Sea," "All Been Said," and "Freeway, and Enigk hints that the overall sound of the new album will be similar to, but not quite as explosive, as the lush orchestral sounds of "Frog Queen." With Enigk on guitar, keyboards and bass, musicians on the album include Myers on keyboards, Nick Macri on bass, and Mark Swanson, Kannah Tupper, Matt Johnson, Casey Foubert and James McAlister on drums. Enigk is also using a string section on a number of tracks.

The highly-touted Seattle-based band Sunny Day Real Estate, regarded as "the band at the core of emo-core," earned critical and commercial success while signed to the Sub-Pop label in the mid-90s. During their brief existence, Sunny Day Real Estate released only five albums but created quite an enigmatic legend with their personal and professional twists and turns. In 1995, SDRE's rhythm section - William Goldsmith and Nate Mendel - joined up with Dave Grohl to form Foo Fighters, and in 1996, Enigk recorded his first solo album, the exquisitely beautiful "Return of the Frog Queen." In 2003, Enigk re-teamed with Goldsmith and Mendel to form the Fire Theft and recorded a self-titled album. White the Fire Theft project is currently on hold so Enigk can concentrate on his solo album, the trio still considers themselves a band.

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