Ah, 1994. You were a good year, full of seminal albums, dancing spectaculars, and a little-known band with a long name that helped launch a brand of emotional hardcore that will forever be immortalized as “emo.” It's been almost 20 years since Sunny Day Real Estate released Diary on Sub Pop, and nearly as long since they've put out new music as a band (14 to be exact), but thanks to the capitalistic endeavor that is Record Store Day, our ears have been blessed with “new” material from the band (and not in the Godly way Jeremy Enigk blessed our ears with solo albums following the band's break-up).
The track “Lipton Witch” was written during the band's 2009 reunion on the heels of Diary's 15-year re-issue. Though SDRE couldn't put together another full length of material, not all was lost, and five years later we're hearing one of the byproducts of those recording sessions via a limited edition split 7″ with Circa Survive. The vinyl was released in a run of 2500, 100 of which were pressed on clear wax. While we'll never say “this is the end,” this could quite possibly be the last “new” Sunny Day Real Estate song we'll ever hear. Think on that while you listen to “Lipton Witch”.