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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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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 years in existence. True, Gelb has put out several great records within the roots-rock and folk idioms, working with artists from Neko Case and Juliana Hatfield to PJ Harvey and… More »

By: 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 cover that was turned into a mural in Los Angeles in tribute to Smith. And although I’m partial to Smith’s hushed, lo-fi early work, my heart flutters at the thought… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 6, 2015 - 2:29 pm

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, I can’t confirm how Jason Lytle feels about STP, but Scott Weiland apparently is a big fan of Grandaddy. Weiland told Esquire about his 10 favorite bands, and Grandaddy made… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 5, 2015 - 12:46 pm

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 of sense, as both acts originated from the Pacific Northwest and put their own expansive modern spin on indie and folk-rock sounds. Band Of Horses announced the news on SoundCloud,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 18, 2014 - 3:25 pm

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 or on a turntable. The latest from Lytle is House Show, a live album recorded at his friend Stephan Bayley’s home in Portland last spring. Lytle alternates between acoustic guitar… More »

By: 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 already heard the title track, and now Lytle has released his video for the album track “Your Final Setting Sun.” It follows the story of a psychedelic cult leader who’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 5, 2012 - 10:39 am

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 approved set at Outside Lands rightfully necessitated a late night after show on Sunday at the Independent. Caveman provided support with their shimmery guitars and synthesizer washes. Check out the… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 14, 2012 - 1:01 pm

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 from the Metallica pyrotechnics and warm vibes from festival attendees. Neil Young & Crazy Horse turned up their guitars to close out Friday, Metallica blew everyone away with their hellfire… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 13, 2012 - 6:19 pm

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 he’d release a new solo LP called Dept. Of Disappearance this fall. Listen to the muted but wide-eyed title track at Soundcloud, and check out the album’s tracklist below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 30, 2012 - 12:30 pm

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 pop band. Depeche Mode’s Alan Wilder curated the tribute, and the roll call of contributors includes King Creosote, Turin Brakes, and members of Arcade Fire, Pink Floyd, and the Verve,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2012 - 10:39 am

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 shows this year. As NME reports, they’ve only got one gig announced thus far: A set at the End Of The Road Festival, which comes to North Dorset, England 8/31… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 2, 2012 - 8:56 am

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 on their name, via Admiral Radley himself. According to Admiral Radley (the band), they visited the Hammer Museum after a long and frustrating day of trying to make music together. They… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 9, 2010 - 5:25 pm

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 moved on entirely, as Lytle has. In 2009 Lytle released his debut solo album, lately he’s been playing with Admiral Radley. Brit/American band America seems a better comparison for both… More »

By: 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 a good mix of both projects (their bio says they were even thinking of calling themselves “Earlidaddy” or “Grandimart”). But since it’s Lytle singing lead on this first taste from… More »

By: jessica / May 7, 2010 - 4:05 pm

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, his last video, the arresting General Assembly-directed “I Am Lost (And the Moment Cannot Last),” found a bunch of working people taking a brief break in the moments before a still… More »

By: brandon / June 23, 2009 - 10:17 am

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 about “A Brand New Sun,” and caught his lunchtime SXSW set. Offering a change-up, “I Am Lost (And the Moment Cannot Last)” gives us something a Lytle darker, as you’ll… More »

By: brandon / May 8, 2009 - 10:15 am

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 track for his forthcoming Yours Truly, the Commuter. Like the other songs on the album, it’s a gently anthemic electro-acoustic track that reminds us to keep things mellow and, eve… More »

By: brandon / April 15, 2009 - 10:05 am

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 year?) However you want to frame it, once the Saturday sun sets, the remaining hours of four short days feel like the end of something bigger. Pass a hankie. Seriously… More »

By: brandon / March 23, 2009 - 2:07 pm

The ‘Gum Drop LXXIX: Hear Jason Lytle, Win A Ton Of Pearl Jam Swag

A couple years ago Grandaddy called it quits. Before too long, the band’s former leader Jason Lytle, will return with Yours Truly, the Commuter (05/19, Anti-). As the man’s hat suggests, he’s now living in Montana. Those who enjoyed his previous work should also dig this gently anthemic, down-to-Earth (but Big Sky) electro-acoustic pop kaleidoscope. More »

By: brandon / March 11, 2009 - 10:04 am
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