Dept. of Disappearance Out Now

October 16th, 2012

Dept. of Disappearance is finally here.

You can order the CD at any of the links below.

US   France      UK      Germany      Canada

Or, a digital download with a few extra tracks at iTunes worldwide.

The double vinyl with CD is also now available.

US   France       UK       Germany      Canada    Spain

A Return to France with the Young Rapture Choir

July 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 Shows

June 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
Time: 8PM
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
Time: 8PM
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 August

June 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.

I Am Haunted Remix

March 29th, 2013

Here’s a remix of “I Am Haunted” by Indians as remixed by Jason.  You can download the track here.


Noise Pop 2013

December 13th, 2012

February 26th, 2013 @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall in San Francisco.  More details here. 

Somewhere There’s a Someone

November 28th, 2012

Captured in the home studio and directed by Mike Vanata, here’s the video for “Somewhere There’s a Someone.”

Daytrotter Session

November 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 Bad

November 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 Concert

November 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 Bees

October 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 Video

October 24th, 2012

Thanks to Mike Vanata for his help in making this.


Some Interview Press Things

October 16th, 2012

Are here.

Big Takeover

This is Fake DIY

Music Radar

Q – 10 Interesting Jobs

KEXP Live in Studio this Tuesday

October 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

You can remind yourself by RSVP’ing via the Facebook event here:


Band of Horses shows this December

September 29th, 2012

Happily hitting the road with the Band of Horses guys December 3 – 15.  Dates and details are here. 

Dept. of Disappearance Tour

September 12th, 2012


West Coast USA, it’s on.  Tour dates and ticket links are here.  All dates are with the lovely (and not to be missed) Sea of Bees. 

Dept. of Disappearance arrives Oct. 15 / 16th

September 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

……posted for both Jason and Grandaddy.  Check it out here. 

New Talk Talk Book Coming This Spring

December 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 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 Fit

September 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 Edition

August 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)

Disc  1
1. He’s Simple, He’s Dumb, He’s The Pilot
2. Hewlett’s Daughter
3. Jed The Humanoid
4. The Crystal Lake
5. Chartsengrafs
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

Disc Two
1. Discard Pilot Intro
2. Our Dying Brains
3. L.F.O.
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
11. XD-Data-II
12. Beautiful Ground (original cassette tape demo)
13. Street Bunny
14. She-Deleter
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

Let the countdown begin

June 8th, 2011

Grandaddy Sophtware Slump August 22nd from 3AM on Vimeo.

SoundCloud – listen now

May 27th, 2011

Destination Weekend

May 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 Midlake

May 13th, 2011

Here are some new songs and a cover if you’re looking for something fun to watch.

Click here for “Heart of Gold” Video and more

Live vid

April 22nd, 2011

Jason performed with Midlake at Dan’s Silverleaf in Denton, TX this past Saturday. More video should surface soon. Stay tuned.


April 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!


March 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!

JASON LYTLE (OF GRANDADDY) – *MATTERHORN* from Anchortapes on Vimeo.

Admiral Radley cover a Grandaddy song

March 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 Sweden

February 4th, 2011

Jason and John Grant sing Morrissey in Sweden.

Just for fun

January 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.


January 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 Amoeba

January 12th, 2011
Wow – a whole video of Admiral Radley’s live performance at Amoeba in Los Angeles HERE.
AND, a free song download HERE.
Happy New Year!

Jason in the News

January 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.

Baeble Music

Admiral Radley was on a little segment called ‘The Guest Apartment’ for Baeble Music.  There’s a cool blog about it HERE. There is also a video you should watch HERE. Enjoy.

Admiral Radley did an acoustic session for Dickies.  For the full video session, click HERE.

MF Magazine

Admiral Radley did a cool interview for MF Magazine – watch it HERE.

New song “Young Saints” live at Turner Hall May 24, 2010

BRV: Jason Lytle – “Young Saints” @ Turner Hall from Erik Ljung on Vimeo.