Sunny Day Real Estate to release first new material in 14 years

'Lipton Witch' will be released on Record Store Day this April 20

Sunny Day Real Estate are set to release their first new material in 14 years.

The track ‘Lipton Witch’ will be released on Record Store Day – April 20 – as a special 7″, backed with Circa Survive’s track ‘Bad Heart’, reports The Line of Best Fit.

The influential alt.rock band released their debut album, ‘Diary’, in 1994, following it with their self-titled LP in 1995. They split after releasing the record – with Nate Mendel and William Goldsmith of the band joining Foo Fighters – but reformed, without Mendel, to put out their third ‘How It Feels to Be Something On’ in 1998 and their last album ‘The Rising Tide’ came out in 2000, the band splitting again in 2001.


In 2010, a reformed Sunny Day Real Estate played their first ever UK gig, playing with bassist Mendel and former Foo Fighters drummer Goldsmith, at London’s Forum. Speaking of the reunion when the show was announced, Mendel revealed that the band were likely to release new material. “I don’t think any of us really ever considered, much less believed it possible, that we would ever get together and make music again,” he said. “So it is incredible that we’re getting a chance to come over to the UK and play.”

“We are genuinely grateful that there exists a large enough store of goodwill toward the band to allow us to finally make it over there, and we plan on doing anything we can to make it a memorable trip.” Biffy Clyro opened up for the band at the gig.