A lot of you won't care/know what I'm talking about, but that's fine, I'm ecstatic! My all-time favorite band, Sunny Day Real Estate has had a tumultuous past, to say the least. They broke up last year (for good), and old-school emo fans across the nation were crushed. The final album wasn't quite the same as the previous bunch, as it didn't have the meandering, melodic bass of the original bassist, Nate Mendel. (Nate was with the Foo Fighters at the time the last album was recorded, the band he went to when SDRE broke up the first time.) BUT!!! 3/4 of the original band has gotten together. I've been checking their new site since last year, www.thefiretheft.com for some kind of update, and their album is almost done! The lineup is the same as the original band, minus Dan Hoerner (lead guitar), who is doing something, I'm sure. But he was clearly the better guitar player (the lead vocalist, Jeremy Enigk also plays guitar), and was a big part of the songwriting process. I was worried what the band would sound like without him, but I just downloaded the posted song, and I'll be damned if it isn't good. It's a lot more poppy than SDRE, but I like it more every time I listen to it. At the moment, they're shopping around for a label. Their last label, Time Bomb Records, went kablammo, and they left on semi-bad terms with their previous label, Sub Pop. I'm sure nobody cares, but I'm excited.