"Get Up And Go" Track Premiere - Pitchfork
"...an enthusiasm-soaked anthem in the style of Grandaddy called “Get Up And Go.” - Stereogum
Coming off a triumphant series of Grandaddy reunion shows, Jason Lytle releases his second ANTI- album, Dept. of Disappearance, on October 16, once again unleashing the skewed vision and haunting melodicism that have made lifelong fans of his music. With a lab full of burbling beakers, flasks and test tubes, Lytle's records may have permanently one-upped Stereolab for best employing the sound of chemical experimentation. "I have a lot of gear, from conventional and traditional to super-fucked and broken. And once those sounds get into the computer, it opens a whole other realm of 'tweakery,'" says this mad scientist, who revels in being "the wizard behind the curtain." He may be kidding when he suggests that the eccentric drum sound in the intro to the album's title song, "Dept. Of Disappearance," was achieved by miking a "metal critter trap" used to catch a rogue muskrat who took up residence under his van, parked in front of his current Bozeman, Mont. home. Since no animals were harmed in the making of this album, Lytle released the persistent rodent into the woods, ten miles down the road. With its telling refrain ("Crapped-out Captain America/It's sad that animals laugh at us") sung in Lytle's instantly identifiable haunted croak, the background vocals to "Young Saints" seem to be done by someone entirely foreign to his sessions. "Not so," says the knob-twiddler, cryptically. "All done with smoke and mirrors.” Lytle is well aware that music as subtle as his sometimes takes a while to burst into flame, something like a peat fire smoldering underground for weeks before igniting. "It's almost like some kind of torture for me to make albums like this—the slow burner," he says. He compares the songs on Dept. Of Disappearance to a roomful of "strange, brilliant autistic kids with very peculiar social skills. But there are a few conventional, good-looking ones who go out and shake hands and get the good jobs. Then they come home and help take care of the other weird, wonderful ones." He concludes: "Perhaps I will figure it all out someday, but for now I'm OK with it still being one big, elusive journey."
• Jason was the founder, leader, singer, songwriter, and primary instrumentalist of Grandaddy.
• Jason’s solo debut, Yours Truly, The Commuter, was picked by NPR as one of the best releases of 2009.
• Coming off this summer’s huge Grandaddy reunion shows, including a star turn at SF’s Outside Lands festival, Jason Lytle will be touring in October in support of Dept. of Disappearance.
RIYL: Spiritualized, Super Fury Animals, Built To Spill, Grandaddy
TRY: #10, 5, 3, 1
Radio edit (for time) of #10 on DL page!
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