Indie rock superstars Grandaddy have decided to throw in the towel. Their parting gift to the world will be their fourth and final full-length album, titled Just Like The Fambly Cat. As for one final tour, it just ain’t gonna happen. No farewell tour, no live dates to support the album, as the split is done and over with.
Frontman Jason Lytle broke the news to NME, during which he said: “It was inevitable. There's a path that we're on...we rode it out for as long as we could. On one hand our stubbornness has paid off, but on the other hand refusing to buy into the way things are traditionally supposed to be done has made things worse for us.”
“The realistic part is it hasn't proved to be a huge money-making venture for a lot of guys in the band. We've been doing this for a long time and you have to ask yourself 'Why am I beating myself up like this?'...week after week, month after month, year after year”, he added.
Lytle plans to continue making music, although he has no firm plans as of yet. He is also packing up and leaving his home base of Modesto, CA for Montana.