Sumday





Modesto, California's Grandaddy have firmly established themselves in the indie community, largely, but not entirely, based on 2000's widely acclaimed album The Sophtware Slump. Sumday, the long-awaited follow-up to that album, is a 12-song excursion into a lush dreamworld where chilling out is the number one priority. Songs like "I'm On Standby," "The Final Push To The Sun" and "The Warming Sun" are relaxing, slow songs, while "Now It's On" and "The Go In The Go-For-It" are more upbeat with albeit quiet, but crunchy guitar work. Like The Sophtware Slump, Sumday is best heard in its entirety. Not only that, it is one of those records that reveals something new to the listener each time trough. The time and energy the band spent on making this album is apparent from the first listen due to the amount aural extras put into place - swirling computer beeps, toy keyboards, etc. It does takes a few listens to fully appreciate, so spend some time with it. Grandaddy and band main-man Jason Lytle strive to take their music to new and interesting places with each album, and Sumday undoubtedly proves that.
MATT DUFOUR

Grandaddy
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