Grandaddy – Last Place
Grandaddy split up in 2006, but, despite reforming in 2012, kept quiet until single
Way We Won’t emerged late last year - and it felt like they’d never been away. Chunky riffs and Jason Lytle’s distinctive vocals were reassuringly familiar and the perfect way to reintroduce the band. That track opens Last Place, setting the tone for a collection of gorgeously offbeat, dishevelled lo-fi rock. Brush With The Wild chugs along with fuzzy guitars and strange electronic noises; 70s style keyboards and effects recur throughout. The Boat Is In The Barn veers between jaunty 60s pop and tender lament effortlessly, Chek Injin rocks in and out, Jed The 4th is short, sweet and impossibly sad. Last Place is an album full of wit, invention and tunes The Beatles would be proud of.