Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Jason Lytle (Of Grandaddy)
21 and over
About Jason Lytle (Of Grandaddy)
Jason Lytle first wandered into the public consciousness as the principal singer and songwriter for the band Grandaddy. Formed in Modesto, CA in 1992, and eventually consisting of Lytle along with Aaron Burtch, Tim Dryden, Jim Fairchild and Kevin Garcia, the band initially broke through with 1997's Under the Western Freeway and the NME-praised single "Summer Here Kids." The band's sound," atmospheric electronics meet warped Americana", crystallized on 2000's Sophtware Slump, which was met with breathless hype and earned the band "Next Big Thing" status. Tireless rounds of international touring and mountains of fawning press led to 2003's Sumday, increasing album sales, more touring, more press ,T.V.show appearances, and a slot on the main stage at the Glastonbury festival. The band produced another EP and an album entitled Just Like the Fambly Cat, before disbanding in 2006. Jason has gone on to create music for a number of national and international commercials. 2009 saw the release of his first solo album entitled Yours Truly, The Commuter while the following year welcomed the debut of Admiral Radley, a new band made up of Jason, Aaron Burtch from Grandaddy and Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray of the band Earlimart. The quartet's inaugural release was 2010's I Heart California.
Jason currently lives in Montana U.S.A. His interests include hiking in woods, skateboarding in skateparks, bicycling on anything, skiing on mountains, playing the piano in his living room, and occasionally recording music and occasionally playing shows. 2012 will see the release of his second studio album Dept. of Disappearance.