Sunny Day Real Estate “Novum Vetus” – Jayson’s DJ Pick of the Week

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Sunny Day Real Estate Novum Vetus
Sunny Day Real Estate Novum Vetus

Jayson’s DJ Pick of the Week is “Novum Vetus” by Sunny Day Real Estate. And this Seattle native emo band is so back. Kind of. “Novum Vetus” is their first new release in 10 years, but it’s not exactly new. This previously unreleased track originated from the recording sessions of their 1998 album, How It Feels To Be Something On.  

Credited as a founding pillar of the Midwest Emo genre, despite being from the Pacific Northwest, the band knows what they’re doing, and they know how to do it well. “Novum Vetus,” Latin for “everything old is new again,” cultivates a heavy, angsty atmosphere. This 7 ½ minute song gives itself time to build into this mood. Jeremy Enigk’s guides us through the song, singing “The day we died inside, the world was suffering / 10,000 words collide but no one said a thing / the day we died inside the walls come tumbling down.” It takes us back to the How It Feels era of the band. “Novum Vetus” received the energy that it deserves and can now enjoy its time in the band’s official catalog.

Original members Jeremy Enigk, Dan Hoerner, and William Goldsmith finally recorded “Novum Vetus” with the help of new members Greg Suran and Chris Jordan at Seattle’s London Bridge Studio. They used their time in the studio to record Diary – Live at London Bridge Studio, set to come out on May 3rd. Sunny Day Real Estate will go on tour for the 30th anniversary of Diary where they’ll play the album in full.

Tune in to 100.1 FM or lightning100.com all day to hear “Novum Vetus” by Sunny Day Real Estate, Jayson’s DJ Pick of the Week! Share your thoughts on the track by tagging #L100DJPicks on Twitter!