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Jason Lytle w/ Sea of Bees
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
8 p.m. | $13-$15 | 21+
Purchase Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets
1001 Southeast Morrison Street Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-7639 | More Info: www.holocene.org
Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle returns with a new solo album, Dept. of Disappearance, out October 16th on ANTI! Jason Lytle’s new album Dept Of Disappearance plays like an emotionally resonant soundtrack for a non-existent cinematic masterpiece. On it the sometimes reclusive, always intriguing musician has infused the toil of ordinary existence with a sweeping sonic beauty.
Lytle first made an impact with his band Granddaddy. After breaking up in 2006, the revered group has now returned for a series of intensely buzzed about reunion shows which will be followed by Lytle solo dates in the Fall. As a solo artist, Lytle has built a catalog of inventive and evocative works. Dept. Of Disappearance follows up his critically heralded 2009 release Yours Truly, the Commuter which American Songwriter called “one hell of a re-emergence.”
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 and Dept. Of Disappearance is no exception. “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,'” he says.
Lytle compares the songs on his new album 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 explains. He then concludes: “Perhaps I will figure it all out someday, but for now I’m OK with it still being one big, elusive journey.”