Modesto, California's favorite space-pop combo, Grandaddy, are in the process of recording their third full length. The band is currently in its own Central Heat And Air studio in Modesto and have already laid down a handful of songs. According to Rolling Stone, the band has enough material to fill two discs, and that is, in fact, what Grandaddy plan on doing. "I think we're going to do two CDs, but in no way will it be a double album," says guitarist Jim Fairchild. "That is the biggest fuckin' rock over ambitious clichÈ in the world." However, even with two CDs to fill, don't expect to hear any lengthy, epic outings on the follow-up to 2000's Sophtware Slump, as most of the songs are in the 3-4 minute range.
Toronto filmmaker Matt Burke has been tapped to design the visuals for Grandaddy's accompanying tour. The visuals will essentially be mini movies that will provide the back drop during their performance.
Grandaddy will also launch their own, Internet-only, record label, Sweat Of The Alps, prior to the as-yet-untitled new release. The plan is to release two albums a year, the first being California rockers Arm Of Roger's The Ham And Its Lily.