Jason Lytle and indie rock veterans Grandaddy are responsible for some of the well-thought out records in the 90s and 2000s. Their record, “The Sophtware Slump”, is widely regarded as the band’s masterpiece and has earned them comparisons to bands like Radiohead and Mercury Rev. After a brief reunion tour in 2012, any hopes for new Grandaddy material was put on the backburner when Lytle pursued a solo career that began with his 2009 solo album, “Yours Truly, the Commuter”.
Now it seems that the band are indeed back together and working on a new album after Lytle mentioned the project on his Twitter. He tweeted:
“While tracking new GD LP….need to remind myself no song on sophtware slump had more than 20 tracks….
16 on the average!”
This is good news for Grandaddy fans and for fans of indie rock in general. And for anyone who hasn’t heard the band before, listen to their song “He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s The Pilot” from “The Sophtware Slump”.