October 13th, 2017
Grandaddy release a new EP, Things Anyway, today, Friday, October 13 on Danger Mouse’s 30th Century/Columbia Records. The EP’s four tracks are demos and live recordings, all taken from the band’s Last Place album campaign, which includes a demo version of “The Boat Is In the Barn,” as well as performances from the WFUV studios and the KUTX SXSW event. Last Place was released this past spring on 30th Century Records / Columbia. Today they share “The Boat Is In The Barn” (Home Piano Demo) which is now available to share/post.
The full track listing for Things Anyway EP is:
1) “The Boat is in the Barn” (Home Piano Demo)
2) “This is the Part” (Live and Hungover at WFUV)
3) “Way We Won’t” (Live at KUTX)
4) “Brush With The Wild” (Way Out West Demo)
Last Place, is a perfect addition to Grandaddy’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.
Praise for Grandaddy
“It won’t come as a shock that Grandaddy’s new album, Last Place, feels exactly like, well, old Grandaddy, in the best possible way.” – NPR
“The tracks veer stylistically, but always stay close to the group’s indie-rock sensibility which often pairs thoughtful lyrics with charming, sing-along melodies.” – Relix
“After a decade-long hiatus, the band is as sure of its footing as ever.” – Consequence of Sound
“Last Place is not only one of the band’s best LPs, it’s also Lytle’s most personal.” – Magnet
“It’s a gorgeous collection of songs that opens with Lytle living on the roof of a big box store and asking why he would ever move, wryly blending his personal history with surreal images of phony ecosystems. Last Place stands among the best Grandaddy records…” – NY Observer
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