"While revivals arrive frequently, it's more rare for a band to make a comeback album like Last Place that stands up alongside its best work. Now that Grandaddy is back, it's as good a time as any to rediscover what made this band's music so special in the first place." - NPR Music
Today is the day: you can now hear the brilliant new Grandaddy album, Last Place, in its entirety via NPR First Listen. Last Place, which will be released via 30th Century Records / Columbia on March 3rd, 2017, is the band's first new material since 2006.
On release day, Grandaddy will be playing a very special live streamed show for WXPN's Free At Noon series. The set will be broadcast live on Friday, March 3rd at noon EST on acclaimed radio station WXPN in Philadelphia, as well as via their audio stream at http://xpn.org/music-artist/listen-live. The event will also be webcast via WXPN and Vuhaus https://www.vuhaus.com. This webcast will be available worldwide.
Grandaddy will also be playing just one show at this year's SXSW in celebration of the new album - taking place March 17th at Stubb's in Austin, TX.
After Grandaddy broke up in 2006, Jason Lytle relocated to Montana, where he happily made two solo albums, and reconnected with the natural world around him. Eventually, though, life uprooted him again, taking him to Portland, Oregon until he eventually returned to his former home of Modesto, California. The return to California was practical (he needed to be near his bandmates) but also appropriate: he had started writing songs that he felt would be fitting for another Grandaddy album. The result, Last Place, is a perfect addition to the band's celebrated, critically-acclaimed catalogue, that includes their breakthrough sophomore album, Sophtware Slump, and their debut, Under the Western Freeway. It's a symphonic swirl of lo-fi sonics and mile-high harmonies, found sounds and electronics-gone-awry mingling with perfect, power pop guitar tones. Lytle's voice sounds as warm and intimate as ever, giving graceful levity to the doomsday narratives that have dominated the Grandaddy output.
Grandaddy also begin playing their first shows in support of Last Place
next week, starting with a hometown show at San Francisco's Bimbo's 365 Club, and a sold out show at New York City's Le Poisson Rouge.
GRANDADDY TOUR DATES (new dates in bold)
February 26 - Bimbo's 365 Club, San Francisco - SOLD OUT
February 28 - Le Poisson Rouge, New York City - SOLD OUT
March 1 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY SOLD OUT
March 2 - Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY - SOLD OUT
March 17 - Stubb's, Austin TX
March 20 - Barby Club, Tel Aviv, Israel - SOLD OUT
March 21 - Barby Club, Tel Aviv, Israel - SOLD OUT
March 23 - Potterrow, Edinburgh, UK tickets
March 25 - 6Music Festival - O2 Academy, Glasgow, Scotland
March 26 - Hoults Yard, Newcastle, UK tickets
March 27 - Irish Centre, Leeds, UK tickets
March 28 - Albert Hall, Manchester, UK tickets
March 29 - Rock City, Nottingham, UK tickets
March 31 - Colton Hall, Bristol, UK tickets
April 1 - Concorde, Brighton, UK - SOLD OUT
April 3 - Roundhouse, London, UK tickets
April 5 - AB Hall, Brussels, Belgium - SOLD OUT
April 6 - La Gaite Lyrique, Paris, France tickets
April 7 - Motel Mozaique Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands tickets
April 8 - Little Waves @ C Mine - Genk, Belgium tickets
April 9 - Aeronef, Lille, France tickets
May 6 - Imperial - Vancouver, BC tickets
May 8 - Neptune Theater- Seattle, WA tickets
May 11 - Regency Ballroom - San Francisco, CA
May 12 - The Fonda Theater - Los Angeles, CA tickets
May 13 - Pappy & Harriet's - Pioneertown, CA tickets
June 1 to 3 - Primavera Festival, Barcelona, Spain tickets
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