Seminal ‘90s post-grunge act Sunny Day Real Estate has at least one more song to add to its collection. The band reunited for a tour in 2009 and was said to be working on new music, however nothing surfaced later on. Now the band has announced a single on a split 7” with Circa Survive for Record Store Day on April 19. “Lipton Witch” will be Sunny Day Real Estate’s first new single since the 2000 album The Rising Tide. Of course, it is a limited pressing with 2,400 on burgundy wax and 100 on clear.
Circa Survive member Brendan Ekstrom was the one who proposed the split 7” and wrote a statement of how it came about via Pitchfork. Read 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.”