This April, Sunny Day Real Estate will release the new single “Lipton Witch.” It’ll be the first piece of new material we’ve heard from the band, who played some reunion shows in 2009, in about 14 years. The track will be available on Record Store Day in the limited quantity of 2,500 (on burgundy vinyl, except for 100 being pressed as clear), split with a song from the band Circa Survive, who came up with the idea. CS band member Brendan Ekstrom said he thinks it is one of the best songs SDRE has made, and you can read his full statement about it below.
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.
Record Store Day is 4/19. Read our list of the 10 best Sunny Day Real Estate songs here.