Sunny Day Real Estate Bassist Quits

Bassist Jeff Palmer has left noise-pop band Sunny Day Real Estate, with former Posies bassist Joe Skyward taking over the four-string for the Seattle-based foursome's remaining tour in support of its third LP, How It Feels To Be Something On. Palmer joined Sunny Day after the band reunited to record its latest album, stepping in when former bassist Nate Mendel opted to remain with his current outfit, the Foo Fighters. No explanation for Palmer's departure has been given at this time.