Published Apr 20, 2014As promised, emo vets Sunny Day Real Estate released their first new material in more than 10 years on Record Store Day (April 19) by issuing a new song called "Lipton Witch" on a split single with Circa Survive. Now, that song has hit the web.
Hear the tunefully loud track below. Circa Survive guitarist Brendan Ekstrom previously explained the genesis of the song in a statement:
I went to see a few of the Sunny Day Real Estate shows when they toured in 2009 and I knew they'd written and recorded at least one song during that time. I got Jeremy Enigk's info from a mutual friend and emailed him asking if they had anything planned with the track. I knew they were on a hiatus and I hated the idea of that song never being released. Jeremy spoke with the other guys who all seemed interested to do the split I had I proposed. We had a B-side we'd been sitting on that had a mellower vibe which seemed to balance their more rocking song in a way that another upbeat jam might not have. I couldn't be more happy that this is happening. I honestly think this one of the best songs Sunny Day has ever written and I'm really happy that fans are going to get to hear it.