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The solar-powered space pop combo Grandaddy were formed in 1992 in Modesto, CA, by singer/guitarist/keyboardist Jason Lytle, bassist Kevin Garcia, and drummer Aaron Burtch. Although a noisy, lo-fi approach characterized early recordings like 1994's Complex Party Come Along Theories, the addition of guitarist Jim Fairchild and keyboardist Tim Dryden in 1995 expanded the band's sound exponentially, fueling such subsequent efforts as the unreleased Don't Sock the Tryer and the 1996 EP A Pretty Mess by This One Band. Originally issued on indie label Will Records, 1997's acclaimed full-length Under the Western Freeway proved to be Grandaddy's creative breakthrough, and the following year the album was reissued on major label V2, with "Summer Here Kids" earning Single of the Week honors in the pages of the NME. The Broken Down Comforter Collection, a compilation of singles tracks, preceded the 1999 Signal to Snow Ratio EP, which heralded a movement toward the vintage electronic textures further in evidence on 2000's superb Sophtware Slump. In 2002, the group released another odds-n-sods collection, Concrete Dunes, which paved the way for a busy 2003. That spring, Grandaddy released the Floating Debris EP as well as their fourth full-length, Sumday, and spent the rest of the year touring, making appearances at festivals such as Glastonbury. In 2005, they resurfaced with the Excerpts from the Diary of Todd Zilla EP, and a full-length album (Just Like the Fambly Cat) followed in 2006. The latter release was essentially a solo project for frontman Jason Lytle, however, as the group disbanded during the recording process. Lytle subsequently relocated from California to Montana, where he mounted a solo career in 2009. ~ Jason Ankeny
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Albums by
Grandaddy

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    30 songs

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    The Sophtware Slump (Deluxe Edition)

    15 songs

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    Just Like the Fambly Cat

    12 songs

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    Sumday

    11 songs

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    The Sophtware Slump

    11 songs

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    Under the Western Freeway

    7 songs

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    Excerpts from the Diary of Todd Zilla

    1 song

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    Nature Anthem

    11 songs

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    Sophtware Slump [Deluxe Edition]

    17 songs

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    The Sophtware Slump [Bonus CD]

    15 songs

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    Under the Western Freeway

    15 songs

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    Under the Western Freeway [Bonus Tracks]

    8 songs

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    Excerpts From Diary Of Todd Zilla

    4 songs

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    I'm on Standby

    7 songs

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    A Pretty Mess by This One Band

    15 songs

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    Artist's Choice: Below the Radio


Top Songs by
Grandaddy

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  2.   So You'll Aim Toward the Sky
  3.   The Crystal Lake
  4.   Alan Parsons in a Winter Wonderland
  5.   The Warming Sun
  6.   A.M. 180
  7.   Hewlett's Daughter
  8.   Underneath the Weeping Willow
  9.   Broken Household Appliance National Forest
  10.   He's Simple, He's Dumb, He's the Pilot
  11.   Miner at the Dial-A-View
  12.   I'm on Standby
  13.   Jed's Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)
  14.   What Can't Be Erased
  15.   Florida
  16.   Wives of Farmers
  17.   Wonder Why In L.A.
  18.   Elevate Myself
  19.   Street Bunny
  20.   First Movement/Message Fade
  21.   N. Blender
  22.   At My Post
  23.   Nature Anthem
  24.   The Group Who Couldn't Say
  25.   Collective Dreamwish of Upperclass Elegance
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    The Current


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