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: Intervention is a documentary series about real people on the verge of the destruction of themselves and their families. They’re told it’s a documentary made about them, but it’s all a build-up to this intervention that’s coming at the climax of the show. They walk into the room and everybody’s there. I started watching it when I was having problems, and it made me feel better about myself. Sometimes you think the people are gonna pull out of it, and you’re rooting for them. Then you find out that, with one week to go in rehab, they relapsed, they lost their whole family, and they wound up back on the street. It can be inspiring if they make it, but a real eye-opener if they don’t.
For an in-depth piece on Lytle circa the end of Grandaddy, read our 2006 cover story here.