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Sunny Day Real Estate

UNDERRATED Sunny Day Real Estate: Before emo became synonymous with asymmetrical haircuts and guy-liner, there was this anthemic, ambitious and, yes, melancholy band out of Seattle. Torn apart by internal strife before the sound they helped forge started taking off, SDRE recently announced a reunion tour, its first with original (and current Foo Fighters) bassist Nate Mendel since the mid-'90s. Pictured: Sunny Day Real Estate's Don Hoerner in 1999.Geraldine Wilkins-Kasinga / Los Angeles Times