Old school original emo group Sunny Day Real Estate broke their 14 year silence yesterday with the release of a new track, “Lipton Witch”.
Jesus wasn’t the only thing that was risen this Easter weekend- after a 14 year old silence, Sunny Day Real Estate unleashed a new track, “Lipton Witch”. While they had reunited in 2009 (after their last album, Rising Tide came out in 2000), they never managed to record new material. Yesterday, however, and much to the delight of their fans, the band announced the new track in honor of Record Store Day, which appears on a split 7-inch with Circa Survive.
The track came about because member of Circa Survive Brendan Ekstrom pushed the band to release their written material. In an issued statement, he explains, “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.”
“Lipton Witch” is an emotionally charged 3 minute track, channeling the angst of their early material with precise but detached guitar riffs over a banging beat. Give it a listen!