A Return to France with the Young Rapture ChoirJuly 17th, 2013
I will be returning to France this December to play two more shows with the Young Rapture Choir. These shows will be similar in structure to those we did in 2012. There’s one in Bordeaux on December 13 at Le Krakatoa and one in Paris at La Gaite Lyrique on December 14th. You can get tickets over here.
Elliott Smith Benefit ShowsJune 16th, 2013
I will be taking a break from my summer outdoor fun activities and sitting down and relearning how to play a musical instrument in the name of performing a few of Elliott’s songs for this/these special events. I’ll be at the Portland and Austin shows….pretty sure Jim Fairchild is in too. Details are below. There are shows happening in LA and New York too. You can read about those here.
On-sale date: Monday, June 17th, 10AM local time
Portland, August 4th:
No Name #1, Portland: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Elliott Smith
Venue: Doug Fir Lounge
Host: Gus Van Sant
Featuring: members of Grandaddy, plus very special guests.
Charity: Outside In
Advance tickets: Here
Austin, August 9th:
No Name #1, Austin: A Celebration of the Life and Music of Elliott Smith
Venue: Scottish Rite Theater
Host: Jody Denberg
Featuring: Members of Grandaddy, Lil’ Cap’n Travis, David Garza, plus many other very special guests.
Charity: The SIMS Foundation
Advance tickets: Here
Guitar Workshop in Park City, UT this AugustJune 6th, 2013
Jason will be joining the annual London School of Guitar Workshop this summer. It’s all going down August 5 – 10th at a stunning 11,000 sq ft mansion on a 5 acre mountain lot above The Canyons Resort in Park City, UT.
Visit the London School of Guitar here for more info.
Dept. of Disappearance Out NowOctober 16th, 2012
Dept. of Disappearance is finally here.
You can order the CD at any of the links below.
Or, a digital download with a few extra tracks at iTunes worldwide.
The double vinyl with CD is also now available.
I Am Haunted RemixMarch 29th, 2013
Here’s a remix of “I Am Haunted” by Indians as remixed by Jason. You can download the track here.
Noise Pop 2013December 13th, 2012
February 26th, 2013 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco. More details here.
Somewhere There’s a SomeoneNovember 28th, 2012
Captured in the home studio and directed by Mike Vanata, here’s the video for “Somewhere There’s a Someone.”
Daytrotter SessionNovember 20th, 2012
Jason recorded a session for Daytrotter in San Francisco this past October turning out stripped down, piano based versions of Get Up and Go, Willow Wand Willow Wand, This Song is the Mute Button, and Somewhere There’s a Someone. The sessions is now streaming here. Check it out.
Don’t You Take It Too BadNovember 18th, 2012
Ben of Horses Bridwell sent me this little “vocal,drum,guitar demo” that he recorded the night before in his hotel in Milan Italy and asked me if I wanna “add some whatever ” to it. I proceeded to slather sonic goo and build and mix upon it until I suspected the ghost of Townes Van Zandt was starting to get annoyed… I’ts a beautiful song chosen and sung by Ben and I had a great time working on it.
You can download here.
NPR’s Tiny Desk ConcertNovember 6th, 2012
Jason recently recorded a Tiny Desk Concert at NPR’s Washington DC office. You can check it out below.
Setlist: Willow Wand Willow Wand, Get Up and Go, Jed the Humanoid
Split 7″ with Sea of BeesOctober 24th, 2012
The split 7 inch with Sea of BeesCan be pre-ordered here and can be streamed over at NPR. It will be shipped on the release date of 11/23/12. The split was created for Record Store Day’s Black Friday….to support indie retail. You can read more about that here.
1. Jason Lytle – Won’t Be Long
2. Sea of Bees – Get Up and Go
Get Up and Go VideoOctober 24th, 2012
Thanks to Mike Vanata for his help in making this.
Some Interview Press ThingsOctober 16th, 2012
KEXP Live in Studio this TuesdayOctober 13th, 2012
Jason will be in studio at KEXP on Tuesday performing live on The Midday Show at 1:00 pm US Pacific time.
The session will be streaming live worldwide at http://www.kexp.org/.
You can remind yourself by RSVP’ing via the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/390886400983693/
Band of Horses shows this DecemberSeptember 29th, 2012
Happily hitting the road with the Band of Horses guys December 3 – 15. Dates and details are here.
Dept. of Disappearance TourSeptember 12th, 2012
Dept. of Disappearance arrives Oct. 15 / 16thSeptember 12th, 2012
Dept. of Disappearance is finally on the way. It will be released in the US on October 16th and in the rest of the world on October 15th. It will be available as a CD, double vinyl LP (with an included CD), and as a digital Deluxe Edition with a few extra tracks. You can pre-order it now at Amazon.
To celebrate, we’re unveiling the video for Your Final Setting Sun. Cults! Thanks to Mike Aho for making it.
New Show info…..April 17th, 2012
New Talk Talk Book Coming This SpringDecember 9th, 2011
Jason has contributed to Spirit of Talk, an upcoming illustrated book celebrating the music and art of the inimitable Talk Talk. Publication is planned for Spring 2012. Check out spiritoftalktalk.com to get a preview of the book. ”Registering your interest” there will help us get the book made so please do.
we’ll be here soon…September 1st, 2011
The Line Of Best FitSeptember 1st, 2011
Jump into Jason’s mind as he discusses the revisiting of The Sophtware Slump and other stories from behind the scenes. Click HERE for the full article.
The Sophtware Slump Deluxe EditionAugust 23rd, 2011
Just over 11 years after its original release, we are again celebrating The Sophtware Slump. This time it’s as the expanded Deluxe Edition which has been released today. The original album remains untouched in all its glory. We’ve also taken the time to collect a lot of other sounds from the period and included them in the hope of giving a clearer picture of that moment in time. Dig in to check out the original intro to “He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s the Pilot” (called “Discarded Pilot Intro” here) as well as the original demos for “Chartsengrafs,” “Beautiful Ground,” and “Hewlett’s Daughter.” The Bsides are there as well along with an expanded version of the booklet with writings from Jason and Jim and some unseen photos from back in the day. Scroll down to the bottom of this email to check out the full tracklisting.
You can get all of this digitally via iTunes worldwide. Here’s the link to buy it in the US. In Europe, you can also grab an actual double disc CD in a nice digipak. You can order that via Amazon here. This physical package is not going to be released in the US so if you want it you’ll have to pay the import prices. Sorry about that! It’s unfortunately just one of those things.
Also, on October 3rd, Europe will get a new double vinyl version of the record. You can check out the tracklisting for that and pre-order it here.
On Tuesday August 23rd (tomorrow) at 1pm London time, Jason will be on BBC6 with Radcliffe & Maconie and to discuss the reissue. You can listen live here.
The Sophtware Slum (Deluxe Edition)
1. He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s The Pilot
2. Hewlett’s Daughter
3. Jed The Humanoid
4. The Crystal Lake
6. Underneath The Weeping Willow
7. Broken Household Appliance National Forest
8. Jed’s Other Poem (Beautiful Ground)
9. E. Knievel Interlude (The Perils Of Keeping It Real)
10. Miner At The Dial-A-View
11. So You’ll Aim Toward The Sky
1. Discard Pilot Intro
2. Our Dying Brains
4. Wives of Farmers
5. Chartsengrafs (original demo)
6. N. Blender
7. Wonder Why In L.A.
8. Air Conditioners in the Woods
9. Moe Bandy Mountaineers
10. First Movement / Message Send
12. Beautiful Ground (original cassette tape demo)
13. Street Bunny
15. What Can’t Be Erased (Drinking Beer in the Bank of America with Two Chicks from Tempe Arizona)
16. I Don’t Want To Record Anymore
17. Aisle Seat 37-D
18. Hewlett’s Daughter (original cassette tape demo)
19. Rode My Bike To My Stepsister’s Wedding
More reissue news.June 30th, 2011
Grab first three Grandaddy albums on vinyl + tees at www.grandaddymusic.com
Let the countdown beginJune 8th, 2011
SoundCloud – listen nowMay 27th, 2011
Destination WeekendMay 19th, 2011
In celebration of the band’s twenty-year anniversary, Pearl Jam will host and headline a Labor Day weekend concert celebration at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI. Jason, and all acts, will be performing both days of the festival. For ticket information and full line-up, please click HERE.
Jason covers “Heart of Gold” with MidlakeMay 13th, 2011
Here are some new songs and a cover if you’re looking for something fun to watch.
Live vidApril 22nd, 2011
Jason performed with Midlake at Dan’s Silverleaf in Denton, TX this past Saturday. More video should surface soon. Stay tuned.
ResumeApril 14th, 2011
Our friends at 7e.p. in Japan have released a 3 volume benefit compilation titled Resume. It includes 45 tracks, most of them previously unreleased, from 43 artists from America, Canada, Australia, the UK, the Netherlands, and Japan. All proceeds from sales of the individual songs and the compilation itself will go to support victims of the recent Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis. Jason has contributed a brand new song called “You Can Do It” which is available on Resume’s second volume. You can read more about the project and see the full tracklisting HERE. You can buy Resume Volume 2 HERE. Buy ‘em all, get some great indie music, and support a great cause. Each volume is a very cheap $6.99!
AnchortapesMarch 18th, 2011
Jason recorded this a couple of weeks ago in an apartment in Silverlake. Mostly new material….or…acoustic versions of what will be “more full sounding” new material. Watch the full videos HERE.
Thanks to Anchortapes ! Enjoy!
Admiral Radley cover a Grandaddy songMarch 5th, 2011
Admiral Radley cover Grandaddy’s song “Hand Crank Transmitter” for their final song of the evening at Bottom Of The Hill in San Francisco during the Noise Pop festival on Wednesday, February 23, 2011.
Look at Jason in SwedenFebruary 4th, 2011
Just for funJanuary 14th, 2011
Take a look HERE at a lovely video put together with Admiral Radley’s song “I Left U Cuz I Luft U” and featuring scenes from the movie “Where the Wild things are” directed by Spike Jonze.
SwedenJanuary 12th, 2011
Jason will be performing a solo show on January 23rd, 2011 in Gothenburg, Sweden at Woody West at Pusterviksbaren. More details to come soon!
Live at AmoebaJanuary 12th, 2011
Jason in the NewsJanuary 6th, 2011
Ad Rad recorded a set for the venerable World Cafe syndicated radio show a while back. It’s going to be airing Wednesday December 8th.
You can find your local station by clicking here and selecting a state from the pull-down menu.
…or, worldwide, you can connect to the WXPN Philadelphia stream Monday through Friday, 2pm to 4pm EST here.
Late in the on Wednesday, the audio should be available on the National Public Radio website. You can find that here.
Midlake + Grandaddy = A.M. 180
We recorded an Ad Rad concert this August in Philadelphia. You can listen to the entire thing over at the NPR site now. Click here.
Backstage Rider Interview
Jason’s Backstage Rider interview is now posted. Read up HERE as he explains how Admiral Radley was formed, how he relaxes, and some other tidbits on life.
Want some free Admiral Radley downloads? Our Daytrotter session is up – click HERE to experience the goodness.
Admiral Radley did an acoustic session for Dickies. For the full video session, click HERE.
Admiral Radley did a cool interview for MF Magazine – watch it HERE.
New song “Young Saints” live at Turner Hall May 24, 2010