The last time we heard from emo godfathers Sunny Day Real Estate was in 2000 with their fourth studio album The Rising Tide. They eventually went on a reunion tour in 2009 and then brief reports came about them working on new material. Unfortunately, bassist Nate Mendel came out and stated that they “fell apart.” Fast forward five years later, there’s now confirmed news that the band will be releasing a new song titled “Lipton Switch.”
Scheduled to be released on Record Store Day (April 19), the track will be available on a split vinyl limited to a pressing of 2,400 on burgundy and 100 on clear. The other side will feature Circa Survive’s “Bad Heart.”
Read the note published by Brendan Ekstrom from Circa Survive as to how the split came to fruition:
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.
Check out the iconic music video for their track “Seven” which was released on their debut album Diary (1994) below: