After the dissolution of beloved sci-fi pop outfit Grandaddy in 2006, frontman Jason Lytle left behind California’s blue suburban skies for the peace, quiet and sobriety of Montana. This week, Lytle re-emerges with news of a solo debut and a part-time seasonal job as guest editor for magnetmagazine.com.
Read our new Q&A with Lytle about his forthcoming album, Yours Truly, The Commuter (Anti-), here.
Lytle: I used to have allergy problems, and I’ve suffered slightly from insomnia. Right now, I have this full-on arsenal: a cup of NyQuil, Breathe Right nasal strips, ear plugs and I’m sleeping on a Tempur-Pedic bed. I’m attempting this sensory-deprivation state of sleep with the Breathe Rights as my ace in the hole. I’ve thought about getting nasal surgery, but I can get 30 years’ worth of Breathe Rights for the money it would take to have the operation. And there’s no guarantee with surgery. You could end up with a mono-nostril.
For an in-depth piece on Lytle circa the end of Grandaddy, read our 2006 cover story here.