OK Bear, the third full-length solo album from Jeremy Enigk (Sunny Day Real Estate, The Fire Theft), offers a surprising sense of intimacy while staying undeniably Enigk.
BIO: In the nineties, Jeremy Enigk s on-again off-again relationship
with Sunny Day Real Estate (and the short lived The Fire Theft) cast him
as a sort of enigmatic emo-rock icon. Overused genre classifications and
debatable perceptions aside, there s a depth to Enigk s work that confirms
his undeniable musical contribution. 96 s Return Of The Frog Queen
stands as a standard of grandiose chamber pop. So it s no surprise that
World Waits, a mere two years old, is already becoming an intelligent pop
music classic in its ghostly transcendence. The simple fact that Enigk s solo work has kept the rapt attention of diehard fans in an oversaturated media wasteland with a mere two releases over the course of an entire decade is a testament to the depth of Enigk s craft. Now he s back to round out his releases with the playfully titled OK Bear, the minimalist rock combo answer to his dramatic orchestral discography.