Lovely news from Consequence of Sound – like the prodigal son returning (although there’s no evidence they’ve done anything wrong). They report: “Ever since Grandaddy reformed six years ago, fans have been begging for a new record from Jason Lytle and the boys. On March 3rd, their prayers will finally be answered when the reunited alternative rockers release Last Place via Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records. In anticipation, the record is streaming in its entirety below (via NPR) [if you live in the US – sorry UK subjects].
Last Place marks the band’s first album in over a decade following 2006’s Just Like the Fambly Cat. Grandaddy split up after that release, only to be brought back together for a handful of shows in 2012. They’ve toured sporadically in the interim, but this new album is their first recorded effort since reuniting.
“A certain amount of time needed to go by [before I returned to Grandaddy],” Lytle told Uncut. “I spent a lot of time and care in trying to make it resemble a Grandaddy record. Once I brought all those [Grandaddy] ingredients together, they ended up showing me the way. I was going that extra mile making sure that whatever weird sounds there were sat pretty well, and it not be like, ‘Oh, there’s another wacky Grandaddy sound!’”
What’s more, Lytle revealed that Last Place won’t be the final entry in Grandaddy’s catalog. “I know for a fact there’ll be another Grandaddy LP,” he said, “’cause I signed a two-album deal! But the next one will be looser.”
Watch the video for the first single “Way We Won’t” to be taken from the new album below.