Grandaddy is an American rock band from Modesto, California. He trained in 1992 and includes Jason Lytle, Aaron Burtch, Jim Fairchild, Kevin Garcia and Tim Dryden in his debut.
The group was formed in 1992 in Modesto around singer, guitarist and keyboardist Jason Lytle, bassist Kevin Garcia and drummer Aaron Burtch. The band's musical style is a mix of indie rock and keyboard inspired by Philip Glass. The group's style is close to space rock and the lyrics are usually centered around isolation in a high-tech world, though with a rural American side. He is originally inspired by American punk rock bands like Suicidal Tendencies and Bad Brains. Lytle is a former professional skateboarder who will start playing music following a knee injury >>>.
The members are building a studio at the Lytle family, and the band's first self-produced audio cassette, Complex Party Come Along Theories, is published in April 1994 >>>. The singles Could this Be Love and Taster follow later in the year. In 1995, guitarist Jim Fairchild (another former pro-skateboarder) and keyboardist lke Tim Dryden join the band >>>. A second cassette, Do not Sock the Tryer, is canceled, and the band prefers instead to release the A Pretty Mess mini-album by This One Band in April 1996 at the Will label.
Unsatisfied with Will Records' lack of effort, the band signed an international contract with Richard Branson's V2 Records label in 1999, their first album here being the EP Signal to Snow Ratio released in September the same year. In May 2000, they published their second album, The Sophtware Slump, well received by the specialized press. NME ranks 34> of its top 100 "best albums of the decade" , and The Independent describes it as "the equal of OK Computer >>> ". The album reached UK Albums Chart's 36> place and the band's popularity continues to climb, also among celebrities such as David Bowie, Kate Moss and Liv Tyler>. In early 2001, the album has 80,000 copies sold worldwide. Their first single from the album, The Crystal Lake, becomes the first to reach the British top 40 after its reissue in 2001.