‘New’ Sunny Day Real Estate Track Coming On Circa Survive ‘Record Store Day’ Split


A ‘new’ Sunny Day Real Estate song titled “Lipton Witch” is due to be included on a ‘Record Store Day‘ (April 19th) split with Circa Survive. “Lipton Witch” marks Sunny Day Real Estate‘s first new material to be released since 2000 and was apparently tracked during their brief 2009 reunion.

Circa Survive contribute their b-side “Bad Heart” to the split. 2,400 copies will be pressed on burgundy vinyl with an additional 100 being pressed on clear vinyl. Circa Survive guitarist told Pitchfork of the split:

“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.”

Fan-filmed footage of Sunny Day Real Estate performing what is thought to be “Lipton Witch” live back in 2009 can be seen below:

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