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Grandaddy Announce 20th Anniversary Reissue of “Under the Western Freeway,” Share Unreleased Track

Under the Western Freeway Due Out October 20 via Friendship Fever, Listen to "Hawaiian Island Wranglers"

Sep 12, 2017

Grandaddy has announced a 20th anniversary reissue of 1997's Under the Western Freeway. The vinyl-only reissue comes with a separate LP featuring eight previously unreleased tracks, including "Hawaiian Island Wranglers," which the band has shared and can be heard below. More

Watch: Grandaddy - “Brush with the Wild” Video

Last Place Out Now via 30th Century Records

Jun 20, 2017

Grandaddy released a new albumLast Placeback in March via 30th Century Records, a label run by Danger Mouse. It's their first album in over a decade. More

Jun 08, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy. More

Grandaddy Bassist Kevin Garcia Passes Away at Age 41

Founding Member Suffered a Major Stroke on Monday

May 03, 2017

Kevin Garcia, bassist and founding member of Grandaddy, has died. Garcia suffered a "massive stroke" on Monday and then passed away yesterday. More

Apr 25, 2017

Grandaddy released a new albumLast Placelast month via 30th Century Records, a label run by Danger Mouse. It's their first album in over a decade.  More

Listen: BNQT (Midlake, Band of Horses, Grandaddy, Franz Ferdinand, Travis) - “Real Love”

Volume 1 Due Out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union

Apr 13, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy. BNQT's debut albumVolume 1, is due out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union. More

Under the Radar Announces Spring 2017 Issue with Father John Misty on the Cover

Issue 60 Also Includes Interviews with alt-J, Grandaddy, Jarvis Cocker, Mount Eerie, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Perfume Genius, Slowdive, Little Dragon, London Grammar, Mew, Real Estate, Goldfrapp, The New Pornographers and Much More

Apr 07, 2017

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of our Spring 2017 Issue, which is out now digitally via Under the Radar's app and the magazine app Readly. The print version is about to ship out to subscribers and stores and will be on all newsstands soon (as well as available soon digitally via the magazine apps Zinio and Readly). More

Listen: BNQT (Midlake, Band of Horses, Grandaddy, Franz Ferdinand, Travis) - “Unlikely Force”

Volume 1 Due Out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union

Mar 24, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy.  More

Stream the New Album by Grandaddy - “Last Place”

Last Place Due Out March 3 via 30th Century Records

Feb 23, 2017

Grandaddy are releasing a new albumLast Placeon March 3 via 30th Century Records, a label run by Danger Mouse. It's their first album in over a decade.  More

BNQT (Members of Midlake, Band of Horses, Grandaddy, Franz Ferdinand, Travis) Announce Album

Volume 1 Due Out April 28 via Dualtone/Entertainment One/Bella Union, Listen to "Restart"

Jan 30, 2017

The members of Midlake (Eric Pulido, McKenzie Smith, Joey McClellan, and Jesse Chandler) have a new supergroup named BNQT that features vocals by Pulido, but also notable singers from four other bands: Band of Horses' Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy's Jason Lytle, and Travis' Fran Healy. More

Listen: Grandaddy - “Evermore”

Last Place Due Out March 3 via 30th Century Records

Jan 13, 2017

Grandaddy are releasing a new album, Last Placeon March 3 via 30th Century Records, a label run by Danger Mouse. It's their first album in over a decade. Previously the band had shared three songs from the album: the more upbeat "Way We Won't," the slower ballad "Clear Your History," and the six-minute long "A Lost Machine." More

Watch: Grandaddy - “A Lost Machine” Video

Last Place Due Out March 3, 2017 via 30th Century Records

Dec 02, 2016

Grandaddy are releasing a new album, Last Place, on March 3, 2017 via 30th Century Records, a label run by Danger Mouse. It's their first album in over a decade. Previously the band had shared two songs from the album: the more upbeat "Way We Won't" and the slower ballad "Clear Your History."  More

Oct 31, 2016

Grandaddy have announced a new album and shared a video for recently shared single, "Way We Won't," which stars actor Jason Ritter (Parenthood, Girls, Joan of Arcadia). The album is titled Last Place and due out March 3, 2017 via 30th Century Records, a label run by Danger Mouse.  More

Listen: Grandaddy Share Two New Songs - “Way We Won’t” and “Clear Your History”

First New Music in a Decade, Band Has Signed to Danger Mouse's 30th Century Records

Sep 09, 2016

A year and a week ago Grandaddy frontman/main creative force Jason Lytle posted to Twitter that he was tracking a new Grandaddy album. More

Listen: Band of Horses - “In a Drawer” (Feat. J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr.)

Jason Lytle-Produced Why Are You OK Due Out June 10 via Interscope/American Recordings

May 06, 2016

Band of Horses are releasing a new album, Why Are You OK, via Interscope and American Recordings. Now the album's exact release date has been confirmed as June 10 (previously it was just listed as June). Also the band has shared another song from the album, "In a Drawer," which features backing vocals from J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr.), Sera Cahoone, and Jenn Champion. More

Band of Horses Share “Casual Party” Lyric Video, Announce Tour Dates

Jason Lytle-Produced Why Are You OK Due Out in June via Interscope/American Recordings

Apr 25, 2016

Band of Horses are releasing a new album, Why Are You OK, in June (exact date TBA) via Interscope and American Recordings. Now they have shared a lyric video for "Casual Party" and announced some tour dates. More

Grandaddy Working on New Album

Frontman Jason Lytle Tweeted About it Last Night

Sep 01, 2015

Grandaddy have a special place with Under the Radar, as they were on the cover of our very first print magazine, way back in 2001. The article was in honor of their 2000-released masterpiece The Sophtware SlumpMore

Dec 19, 2014

Holy dream team Batman! Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle and Band of Horses have teamed up for a collaborative album.  More

Check Out Photos from Day Two of Outside Lands 2012 Including Passion Pit and Sigur Rós

Plus Dr. Dog, Zola Jesus, Grandaddy, Father John Misty and more.

Aug 13, 2012

Check out photos from Day One of the Outside Lands, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA on August 10, 2012. The gallery includes photos of Dr. DogFather John MistyGrandaddyPassion PitSigur RosTame ImpalaThee O SeesYellow Ostrich and Zola Jesus. More

Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle Announces New Solo Album

Dept. of Disappearance Out This October

Jul 30, 2012

With a number of reunion gigs slated to take place with his old band in the coming months, former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle has announced the release of a new solo effort entitled Dept. of Disappearance. More

Grandaddy to Reunite For a Series of Gigs

Band to Headline End of the Road Festival

Mar 02, 2012

In late 2001, a young magazine called Under the Radar put Grandaddy on their first cover. Obviously we’ve changed a lot since then, but we’ve still got a soft spot for Jason Lytle and co. So needless to say, today’s announcement that Grandaddy will be reuniting for a series of shows was cause for celebration. More

Jun 28, 2011

Our 1 issue cover artists Grandaddy are re-releasing their landmark album, The Sophtware Slump. We have the details of the U.K. only release. More

Under the Radar’s SXSW Party 2009

Camera Obscura, Mumford and Sons, and others impress at our SXSW party

Mar 23, 2009

Under the Radar's 2009 SXSW party was presented by JanSport and featured spirited sets from Mumford and Sons, Frances, Viva Voce, Loney Dear, Chairlift, Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy), and Camera Obscura. More


Interviews

Grandaddy

Blood in the Machine

Jul 12, 2017

It's the morning after Grandaddy's first official rehearsal for their upcoming tour, and lead vocalist and songwriter Jason Lytle is in an uncharacteristically optimistic mood. Eleven years have passed since the last time the band hit the road with new material, and Lytle has been open about his hesitance to restart the machinery he was once so desperate to escape.  More

A Decade of Indie: The Rise of the Outsiders

A Discussion with Geoff Barrow, Isaac Brock, Wayne Coyne, Bradford Cox, Black Francis, Scott Kannberg, Jason Lytle, Mac McCaughan, Colin Meloy, and Chris Walla

Nov 10, 2009

Though it's reputed to be the most widely spoken musical language in the world today, rock and roll was born on the margins. More


Reviews

Last Place

Last Place

30th Century

Mar 03, 2017

It's been 11 years since Grandaddy released an album. They've come back just in time. Grandaddy's textured, robot-core sleeper rock makes a natural comeback, with fresh eyes. More

Under the Radar’s SXSW Party 2009

March 20th, 2009

Mar 23, 2009

Under the Radar's 2009 SXSW party was presented by JanSport and featured spirited sets from Mumford and Sons, Frances, Viva Voce, Loney Dear, Chairlift, Jason Lytle (of Grandaddy), and Camera Obscura. More