The Fire Theft (2003) The Fire Theft reunites three quarters of putative emo godfathers Sunny Day Real Estate with a new name -- and a fresh burst of inspiration.… 2003-09-23 The Fire Theft
Music Review

The Fire Theft (2003)

EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 23, 2003; Lead Performance: The Fire Theft

The Fire Theft reunites three quarters of putative emo godfathers Sunny Day Real Estate with a new name -- and a fresh burst of inspiration. The band -- falsetto-lovin' frontman Jeremy Enigk, drummer William Goldsmith, and Foo Fighters bassist Nate Mendel -- moves easily between delicate pop miniatures and grandiose rock epics, all played with more focus than Sunny Day's oft-hazy efforts. Old fans may dislike their classic-rock ambition and orchestral gloss, but the Fire Theft could be the rare spin-off that equals its progenitor.

Originally posted Oct 10, 2003 Published in issue #732 Oct 10, 2003 Order article reprints