From the first moment I first discovered Sunny Day Real Estate, catching their video for “In Circles” on 120 Minutes, I’ve loved pretty much everything singer Jeremy Enigk has done.
And while I somehow missed every chance I had to see SDRE live, I did manage to catch Jeremy on tour in 1996 in support of his first solo album, The Frog Queen. If you’ve heard the album, you know that Jeremy was accompanied on several songs by a small orchestra. Well, he brought that same orchestra (or a similar one) with him on tour, and somehow fit everyone on stage at the Knitting Factory here in New York. It’s still one of the more impressive/near-disastrous things I’ve ever seen.
Anyway, here it is ten years later and Jeremy is about to release his second solo album, entitled World Waits on October 17th. The first single from the album, “Been Here Before”, was just released and it’s fantastic. Check it out:
Jeremy Enigk, “Been Here Before”
Gotta say, it’s great to see an artist you love get better as the years go on. It doesn’t happen as often as it should.