Jason Lytle


Mon November 5, 2012
Tiny Desk Concerts

Jason Lytle: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Thu November 8, 2012 12:58 pm

Jason Lytle performs a Tiny Desk Concert on Sept. 28.
Ryan Smith NPR

Sometimes, it's hard to know what constitutes a band. Billy Corgan wrote and sang all the songs for The Smashing Pumkpins and still records under the name, even though the other original members are long gone. Same deal with James Mercer and The Shins.

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Tue October 16, 2012

Jason Lytle Balances The Studio And A Life Outdoors

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 8:45 am

Former Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle just released a new album, Dept. of Disappearance.
Courtesy of the artist

Jason Lytle is the man behind the Modesto, Calif., band Grandaddy. The band released its debut in 1997, but it was Grandaddy's second album — The Sophtware Slump — that broke through with critics and fans. Even David Bowie called himself a fan when he approached the band members after seeing them play.

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