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For someone who kind of hates touring and would rather be hanging out in the woods than playing shows, Jason Lytle has already had a pretty busy year. Hot on the heels of finishing up a successful string of tour dates with the classic Grandaddy lineup earlier this summer, Lytle just released Dept. Of DisappearanceMore »

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Grandaddy Are Recording A New Album

Grandaddy were one of the greatest indie bands of the late '90s and early 2000s. On albums such as The Sophtware Slump and Sumday, Jaso…
Chris DeVille | September 1, 2015 - 3:44 pm
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Giant Sand – “Transponder” (Feat. Jason Lytle) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Describing the music of Howe Gelb as "alt-country" doesn't do justice to the immense, genre-spanning catalogue that he's amassed over his band Giant Sand's 30…
Aaron Lindenberg | May 7, 2015 - 10:38 am

Watch Jason Lytle & Troy Von Balthazar Cover Elliott Smith’s Figure 8 With A Chamber Orchestra

The 2000 chamber-pop opus Figure 8 is the last studio album Elliott Smith completed before his death in 2003; it's the one with the album…
Chris DeVille | May 6, 2015 - 2:29 pm
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Scott Weiland Explains Why Grandaddy Is One Of His Favorite Bands

Grandaddy and Stone Temple Pilots were two of my favorite bands circa 2000, and I'm happy to report that they like each other, too. Actually,…
Chris DeVille | March 5, 2015 - 12:46 pm
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Band Of Horses & Grandaddy – “Hang An Ornament”

Here's some news that will have '00s indie-heads all atwitter: Grandaddy's Jason Lytle is producing the next Band Of Horses album. It makes a lot…
Chris DeVille | December 18, 2014 - 3:25 pm
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Stream Jason Lytle House Show

We recently heard former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle's new single "Bell's View," released on a hybrid disc that can be played in a CD player…
Chris DeVille | December 12, 2014 - 10:57 am

Jason Lytle – “Your Final Setting Sun” Video

Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle is reuniting his old psych-pop band, but he's also gearing up to release his new solo album Dept. Of Disappearance. We've…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2012 - 10:39 am
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Grandaddy, Caveman @ The Independent, San Francisco 8/12/12

Even though Jason Lytle  has a new solo album, he managed to work in some reunion dates with much loved Grandaddy. Their triumphant David Cross
Andrew Youssef | August 14, 2012 - 1:01 pm
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Outside Lands 2012 In Photos

Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year’s Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire…
Andrew Youssef | August 13, 2012 - 6:19 pm
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Jason Lytle – “Dept. Of Disappearance”

Late-'90s/early-'00s psych-pop OGs Grandaddy announced a reunion earlier this year, but frontman Jason Lytle isn't putting his solo career on hold. Lytle just announced that…
Tom Breihan | July 30, 2012 - 12:30 pm
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Jason Lytle – “Tomorrow Started” (Talk Talk Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

On the new tribute album Spirit Of Talk Talk, a number of prominent musicians assemble to show love to Talk Talk, the great British experimental…
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2012 - 10:39 am
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Grandaddy Reunite

Wide-eyed space-pop explorers Grandaddy, who broke up in 2006, are joining the ever-growing list of reunited bands; they’ll reassemble to play at least a few…
Tom Breihan | March 2, 2012 - 8:56 am
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Admiral Radley, The Happy Hollows @ Hammer Museum, Los Angeles 7/8/10

Admiral Radley kicked off their tour with a free show at L.A.'s Hammer Museum. It's appropriate: the Hammer Museum is where the band decided o…
Amrit Singh | July 9, 2010 - 5:25 pm
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Jason Lytle & Midlake – “I Need You” (America Cover) Live Video

At different times, Midlake and The Sophtware Slump-era Grandaddy were getting Radiohead comparisons. Both have moved on from the label (for better or worse) or…
jessica | June 10, 2010 - 11:42 am

Admiral Radley – “I Heart California” (Stereogum Premiere)

Admiral Radley is made up of Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray from Earlimart and Jason Lytle and Aaron Burtch of Grandaddy. The band sounds like…
jessica | May 7, 2010 - 4:05 pm
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New Jason Lytle Video – “It’s The Weekend”

From the title track down, Yours Truly, The Commuter finds ex-Grandaddy Jason Lytle focused on work and the folks who do it. For instance, hi…
brandon | June 23, 2009 - 10:17 am
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New Jason Lytle Video – “I Am Lost (And the Moment Cannot Last)”

Ex-Grandaddy Jason Lytle hasn't been shy about his new gently anthemic solo album Yours Truly, the Commuter. We've heard the mellow let's-get-inspired-and-outrun-the-rat-race title track, learned…
brandon | May 8, 2009 - 10:15 am
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New Jason Lytle – “Yours Truly, The Commuter”

Ex-Grandaddy Jason Lytle told us about a "Brand New Sun" and delivered a breezy set at SXSW. Now the Montana transplant's giving us the title…
brandon | April 15, 2009 - 10:05 am
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SXSW 2009: Saturday In Photos

By Amrit Singh & Brandon Stosuy The last day at SXSW is always tinged with a depressing end-of-the-summer vibe. (Or maybe end of the school…
brandon | March 23, 2009 - 2:07 pm
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