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  Grandaddy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grandaddy was a rock group from Modesto, California, United States.
Grandaddy was formed in 1992 by singer/guitarist/keyboardist Jason Lytle, bassist Kevin Garcia, and drummer Aaron Burtch.
Around the time that The Sophtware Slump was released, Grandaddy was invited to open for Elliott Smith on his tour for Figure 8.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Grandaddy   (575 words)

 BBC - South Yorkshire Music - Grandaddy cool...
Preceded by rave reviews that praised Sumday for taking the band to a different level of integrity and art, the guys themselves also feel that amidst their success that this is their finest hour to date.
Obviously wanting Grandaddy not to be remembered as a band that 'cheated' its fans, Jason decided on each tune "to combine the basic pop song structure with panoramic beats", thus creating tunes that are memorable, with the potential to become indie-pop greats.
Grandaddy follow the release of Sumday with a UK tour, and they make a welcome stop in sunny South Yorkshire on 2nd July at the Leadmill.
www.bbc.co.uk /southyorkshire/music/interviews/grandaddy/index.shtml   (665 words)

 Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)
An unsolicited, then approved, music video for the band Grandaddy and their song of the same name off of the album The Sophtware Slump.
Grandaddy formed in 1992 and released their first record, Prepare to Bawl, that same year.
Grandaddy made their breakup official on 27 January 2006, prior to the release of their final record Just Like The Fambly Cat.
www.stewdio.org /jed   (123 words)

 Grandaddy: Sumday - PopMatters Music Review
Grandaddy's excellent 2000 album The Sophtware Slump was a fascinating blend of neo-psychedelic, blissed-out indie rock and a lyrical theme of one's attempt to transcend the glut of technology in today's urban lifestyle, in search of something more real, more natural, more pastoral.
As good as that album was, however, there seemed to be a feeling of preciousness underneath it all, a Pavement-esque hint of "aren't we clever", the last half of the album sounding like the band was either too lazy or just unwilling to take the melodies to a higher level.
Still, Grandaddy's turn towards more middle-of-the-road fare, though it may not be the coolest thing to do these days, is actually a refreshing change.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/g/grandaddy-sumday.shtml   (855 words)

 HYBRIDMAGAZINE.COM | REVIEWS | Grandaddy - Concrete Dunes
Grandaddy are quickly and quietly rising in the world of indie rock.
Grandaddy are masters at layering their music with little extras: digital chirps, background angelic choruses, and other keyboard effects.
These tracks apparently gave Grandaddy the training needed for their intricate and perfect use of these types of effects on The Sophtware Slump.
www.hybridmagazine.com /reviews/0402/grandaddy.shtml   (370 words)

 Amazon.com: The Sophtware Slump: Music: Grandaddy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Much like, say, Mark Linkous (who helms Sparklehorse), Grandaddy mastermind Jason Lytle camps out in a remote part of the world (Modesto, California, in his case) and then transmits his off-kilter observations with a minimum of fuss.
Laid-back band Grandaddy, from Modesto California, reached their pinnacle in their 2000 "Sophtware Slump." A mix of spacey keyboards and dreamy space-folk, "Slump" is one of those rare albums you can just lie on your bed and listen all the way through, hypnotized.
Grandaddy is one of those rare bands that actually shows original genius and not just one of the many bandwagon jumping sheep bands out there.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004T02T?v=glance   (1275 words)

 Grandaddy Basin (High Uintas Wilderness Area)
The 170-acre Grandaddy Lake is one of the largest of the Uintas lakes, and also one of the most popular.
Don’t be discouraged at the number of hikers you encounter between the trailhead and Grandaddy Lake.
Grandaddy Basin is so heavily impacted by backpackers and pack horses that the absence of the Brinton Meadows Guard Station will be sorely missed.
www.utahtrails.com /Grandaddy.html   (1587 words)

 Grandaddy: Sumday (2003): Reviews
Grandaddy's third full-length is the band's Dark Side of the Moon, a musical snapshot of postmodern existence in which things are often not what they seem.
Sumday is yet another big step for Grandaddy, but like their previous effort, it's not quite perfect either.
One of the major differences between this and other Grandaddy releases is that Lytle finally seems comfortable in his role as production auteur.
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/grandaddy/sumday   (847 words)

The Wagnerian strains of Grandaddy's new album, Just Like The Fambly Cat, seem most appropriate booming from the car stereo as I'm driving north on the 280 freeway, towards San Francisco, to once again--maybe for the last time--meet up with Jason Lytle, the man who creates this tree-shaking music.
Like all the Grandaddy records, the new album is an exhilarating blend of artificial and natural sounds that Lytle has courageously wrestled to the mat in his 24-track home studio.
The rest of the Grandaddy guys--guitarist Jim Fairchild, keyboard man Tim Dryden, bassist Kevin Garcia and drummer Aaron Burtch--were told in December that it was, pretty much, over for the band.
www.myspace.com /grandaddy   (2292 words)

 PopMatters Music Interview | Excerpts from the Misery of Grandaddy
The short release is entirely his handiwork, with the exception of the drum tracks, mostly played by Grandaddy regular Aaron Burtch.
The experiment, though taking its evident toll on Lytle's psyche, has helped him produce a handful of Grandaddy albums that, while sometimes morose and brooding, are also often constructively introspective and impressively elegant.
But this is, Lytle insists, his final, bitter farewell to the town in which he and Grandaddy tumultuously came of age.
www.popmatters.com /music/interviews/grandaddy-051114.shtml   (807 words)

 Grandaddy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Grandaddy's complex and innovative pop vision had its genesis in Modesto, California, when local boys Jason Lytle (vocals, guitar), Kevin Garcia (bass), and Aaron Burtch (drums) decided they were going to start a band.
On their second and third full-lengths, 1997's Under the Western Freeway and 2000's The Sophtware Slump, Grandaddy creates a sweeping, almost symphonic pop sound that is both modern and nostalgic.
Grandaddy makes classic sounding country-tinged pop whose smooth, glossy surface is continually being ruffled by the nervous tugs of electronic embellishments: hyperactive keyboards, outer space bleeps and squiggles, tape loops, tech noises.
www.epitonic.com /artists/grandaddy.html   (414 words)

 stereogum: RIP Grandaddy
I love Grandaddy, yet to this day their show with Elbow and the Starlight Mints was the only instance in my concert-going history in which I've fallen asleep while standing up.
Grandaddy were a great band and "Sophtware Slump" is a beautiful record.
Grandaddy were one of the last solid straight-forward indie rock bands, and it's a shame to see them go, but I do feel like they were beginning to fizzle a bit musically.
www.stereogum.com /archives/002267.html   (2119 words)

 Grandaddy: Sumday: Pitchfork Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
On 2000's The Sophtware Slump, Grandaddy were radically pessimistic, a band droopingly resigned to humanity's relative uselessness in the face of gnashing, impeding technology; it was a stance that kicked open the gates for lots of OK Computer-aligning and gobs of millennial anxiety/robot nightmares.
Luckily, the band avoids the sameness that often comes with such a consecutive string of spacious midtempo pop songs; instead, the effect is a dreamily cohesive half-hour of music, the perfect extended metaphor, a big warm blanket to curl up in and chew on.
Thematically, not too much has changed: Grandaddy seem to be actively pigeonholing themselves as a band preoccupied, at least lyrically, with the encroachment of mean, blank-faced technology.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /record-reviews/g/grandaddy/sumday.shtml   (763 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Excerpts from the Diary of Todd Zilla: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Both showed Grandaddy's amazing creativity and their ability to melt sounds together to produce some of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard.
Grandaddy's early albums were so refreshing - unique.
Grandaddy are one of the most under-rated bands on Earth.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000ARHNKI   (677 words)

 The Final Push?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
On the strength of their finest album, Grandaddy hit the road, grappling with near-fatal accidents, scary Web postings, and an uncertain future.
While the rewards have been superb records like "The Sophtware Slump" and this year's luminous "Sumday," the loyal throngs have had to endure - for most of the band's 11 years - long waits between albums, liner notes referencing the band's dislike of music-business politics, stories of excessive alcohol abuse, and frequent breakup rumors.
As Grandaddy's records have become more sophisticated, layered mosaics of sound, the challenge has been to duplicate their grandeur live without sacrificing this quintet's dynamic guitar attack.
www.laalternativepress.com /v02n12/music/grierson.php   (1153 words)

 Amazon.com: Sumday: Music: Grandaddy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Spacey folk-rockers Grandaddy have returned with a melodic quilt of pop harmony and sci-fi lyrics.
IMHO it is a brilliant musical celebration of the mundane, which "busts the lock off the front door & lights the light on the front porch".
Grandaddy is one of those bands that actually have a hint of originality!
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00009EIQB?v=glance   (1501 words)

 Excite - Grandaddy - Nature Anthem - Video Streams
Grandaddy's Jason Lytle has made you a mix tape.
Given the fact that Grandaddy is universally recognized among the media and their fans for bringing excitingly talented bands with them on tour - from the likes of Earlimart and Elbow to Snow Patrol and Super Furry Animals -the concept of a Grandaddy-related compilation album makes perfect sense.
The first of a new venture for Ultra Records and 3 Artist Management, Grandaddy's Below the Radio excavates the underground for you, with one of American music's brightest talents as your guide.
excite.contactmusic.com /new/home.nsf/webpages/grandaddyx16x11x04   (261 words)

 thus spake drake: Grandaddy RIP
I might be packing for Mexico, but that doesn't stop me from lamenting the disbanding of the Modesto, CA group Grandaddy.
For some reason, with Grandaddy that song was MGM Grand.
i love grandaddy and it is really sad to hear that they are done now.
drakelelane.blogspot.com /2006/01/grandaddy-rip.html   (341 words)

 NME.COM - News - Exclusive - Grandaddy split up   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Find out more about Grandaddy in the pages of NME Magazine, delivered straight to your door every week.
Lytle also admitted that while recording 'Just Like The Fambly Cat' he was aware that it was unlikely the record would be toured.
He will now move from Grandaddy's Californian base of Modesto to Montana, where he will continue making music, though he has made no firm plans about his future yet.
www.nme.com /news/grandaddy/22068   (455 words)

 cmj.com | new music first   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
Since the release of A Pretty Mess By This One Band in 1996, Grandaddy has consistently made new music available to its fans in one form or another — EP, LP, single or compilation — and now boasts a catalog of close to 30 releases (see www.grandaddylandscape.com for the band’s extensive discography).
After wrapping with Yorn, Grandaddy is scheduled to head off to London for three weeks of European shows and festivals.
I think it really sucks that some bands are on the verge of total poverty to the point where they have to give up this thing they’ve been doing for years.
www.cmj.com /articles/display_article.php?id=39300   (1060 words)

 Splendid Magazine reviews Grandaddy: Sumday
It's therefore something of a mystery as to why the five members of Grandaddy, a relatively successful outfit monetarily speaking, continue to live in such a place.
It's not until you sit down and listen to one of their records that you truly understand the magical role Modesto plays in Grandaddy's grand scheme; they feed off the town's subdued mystery, extracting the essence of its isolation to create their pastorally beautiful technophobic claustrophobia.
Cynics might be quick to proclaim Sumday irrelevant on the basis that it doesn't mark a significant departure from the band's previous work, but that seems almost beside the point.
www.splendidezine.com /review.html?reviewid=3262398839780284   (419 words)

 Grandaddy - Latest news, reviews and interviews
American rock band GRANDADDY are splitting up after 14 years of making music, it was announced today (27JAN06).
GRANDADDY guitarist JIM FAIRCHILD is recovering after being run over by his own tour bus.
The first of a new venture for Ultra Records and 3 Artist Management, Grandaddy's Below the Radio excavates the underground for you, with one of American music's brightest talents as your....
contactmusic.com /new/artist.nsf/artistnames/grandaddy   (321 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Sumday [Enhanced]: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
The Sophtware Slump, its predecessor, was a superb album, combining low budget experimentalism and country-tinged American pop to evoke bands as diverse as the Flaming Lips, Neil Young and ELO.
If you were to compile a Best of Grandaddy album, you'd probably get more 'hits' of this album than TSS, while TSS would leave you feeling more spiritually satisfied.
Awash with reverberated piano, strings and some fine harmonies, it's the pick of the album but, as you would expect from Grandaddy, there is something of interest to be found in every song.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008UVBI   (1286 words)

 Grandaddy - @forums
All I've heard from Grandaddy is "The Crystal Lake," which was I thought was good but not wonderful IMHO.
Grandaddy's songs would stagger under the weight of their Flaming Lips and Radiohead influences, but for a tousled, puppy-dog charisma and a winning humility that shines through the quirk.
At their best, Grandaddy reaches the pop Zen mastery of the Monkees' "The Porpoise Song." Just as the latter was a perfect distillation of '60s peace 'n' luv then, Grandaddy's tunes exemplify the kind of back-porch verities and underachiever soul that strike a true chord now."
www.atforumz.com /showthread.php?t=43543   (301 words)

 Grandaddy: The Sophtware Slump (2000): Reviews
Though it's a little more self-conscious and not quite as accomplished as either of those albums, it is Grandaddy's most impressive work yet and one of 2000's first worthwhile releases.
Grandaddy sound like a lo-fi ELO and, in frontman Jason Lytle, possess an admirably unusual songwriter.
Sophtware Slump is more coherent than their 1997 debut Under The Western Freeway, Lytle having settled on a theme: knackered electronics....
www.metacritic.com /music/artists/grandaddy/sophtwareslump   (620 words)

 In Music We Trust - INTERVIEW: Grandaddy: Jason Lytle talks about Grandaddy's last record, his mood, and why it is hard ...
Grandaddy's Jason Lytle talks about Grandaddy's last record, his mood, and why it is hard to make money as an independent musician (V2 Records)
When a critically-acclaimed, well-respected musician who seemingly has achieved "the dream", at least to some extent, tells you he has bills to pay and that he isn't sure how much longer he can slug it out in the independent touring circuit, one has to take a second look.
At least, he feels he can't tour anymore, and with touring being the main way for a band to thrive and survive, Lytle is ready to walk away from Grandaddy and try something new in his life.
www.inmusicwetrust.com /articles/71h20.html   (2031 words)

 Pitchfork: Daily Music News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-18)
According to Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, the band has completed recording their new album and is nearly done mixing it.
As with Grandaddy's last album, The Sophtware Slump, their latest offering was recorded and produced by Lytle and his friend of many years, Lucky Lew.
In other Grandaddy news, the band's very own record label, Sweat of the Alps, is now an official, growing concern, with a website and all.
www.pitchforkmedia.com /news/03-01/15.shtml   (1565 words)

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