Dear 16-Year-Old Me,
Prepare your wistful emo ass for both some good news and some bad news. SDRE have reunited (again), and they're totally playing songs like "7" from Diary on Jimmy Fallon's late-night show. Yes, Jimmy Fallon has a late-night show. No, Leno didn't get fired for sucking. The bad news? Sunny Day Real Estate are skipping Nashville on their reunion tour. But they are playing in Atlanta on Oct. 3, although that's significantly further than Twentysomething You is willing to drive to see them.
What's that? Oh, yes. Totally the original lineup. Bassist Nate Mendel probably had some time off from playing with Foo Fighters because Dave Grohl is touring in that band with John Paul Jones. Yes, seriously. Yes, dipshit, that John Paul Jones. Anyway, Diary and LP2 have been remastered and rereleased, so use those to subdue both your melancholy and your infinite sadness. What's that? Oh. Yeah, the Pumpkins technically kinda reunited, but don't worry about all that. It's definitely not the same. Plus, James Iha's in that band with the kid from Hanson now. Yes, seriously.