Grandaddy - Sumday
Written by Nicholas Jennings    PDF Print E-mail

Grandaddy - SumdayOften compared to Pavement because its members also hail from northern California and favour a lo-fi approach, indie-rockers Grandaddy have a knack for crafting sad songs about the absurdities of life. Their last album, The Sophtware Slump, took a wry look at technology. Here, it’s about mid-life crisis. “What have I become,” asks singer Jason Lytle, a former pro-skateboarder, on “The Final Push to the Sum.” The question dangles. But the dreamy “OK with My Decay” suggests a certain resignation.



Add this page to your favorite Social Bookmarking websites
Reddit! Del.icio.us! Mixx! Free and Open Source Software News Google! Live! Facebook! StumbleUpon! TwitThis Joomla Free PHP
 

Reviews

News image

Whitney Houston - Live: Her Greatest Performances

2014 | Administrator | Friday, 24 October 2014

“There was no one like her,” says impresario Clive Davis, who has assembled Whitney’s best live moments on CD and DVD. Included are such memorable tracks as her 1985 delivery...

News image

Lily Allen - Sheezus

2014 | Administrator | Monday, 19 May 2014

Allen has a notoriously cheeky side. On her early hits like “LDN” and “Smile,” she delivered witticisms in Cockney over reggae rhythms. Her insouciance caused controversies, but she always remained...

News image

Ryan Adams - Ryan Adams

2014 | Administrator | Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sobriety and marriage (to actress-singer Mandy Moore) seems to agree with Adams. The once volatile American rocker’s first album in three years finds him settling in with first-rate songs and...

News image

Lady Antebellum - 747

2014 | Administrator | Friday, 24 October 2014

Lady A is already flying high. But the country trio has turned on the turbo jets for its fifth studio album, fueled by lead-off single “Bartender” and the funky “Freestyle.”...

Features

News image

The Midway State - From Riches to Rags and Back Again

2011 | Administrator | Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Nathan Ferraro doesn’t seem the least bit bitter—which is surprising, given everything he’s been through. In fact, the affable, afro-haired frontman exudes all the serenity...

News image

Kobo Town

2013 | Administrator | Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Drew Gonsalves laughs about how he had to leave Trinidad to discover the rich calypso tradition of his birthplace. As a teenager, he was far...

News image

Great Lake Swimmers' new energy

2012 | Administrator | Sunday, 3 June 2012

For Tony Dekker, recording—like real estate—is all about location. The Great Lake Swimmers frontman has made a habit of working in unusual settings, beginning with...

News image

k.d. lang - Canadian Music Hall of Fame Inductee

2013 | Administrator | Monday, 22 April 2013

She arrived like a chinook in the dead of winter. When k.d. lang first blew out of Alberta in the mid-1980s, her look, personality and...