Grandaddy Clause: Beck

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 Read our new Q&A with Lytle about his forthcoming album, Yours Truly, The Commuter (Anti-), here.


Lytle: Beck can do no wrong in my book. He’s pretty much pulling off what Prince thought he was gonna pull off at one point, as far as jumping all over the place and remaining a true artist. Somehow, his body of work is super-cohesive regardless of the fact that his albums do tend to sound a lot different from each other.

Beck’s “We Live Again” from 1998’s Mutations:

For an in-depth piece on Lytle circa the end of Grandaddy, read our 2006 cover story here.