Grandaddy's comeback album, Last Place, is out next week and finds Jason Lytle and crew picking up right where they left off over a decade ago. The band's easygoing style, fuzzy guitars, arpeggiating synths and Lytle's world weary vocals, is ageless and Lytle's lyrical themes of alienation in a world of creeping urban development and technological advances, seem more pertinent than ever. It's welcome return for fans and doesn't make a bad entry point for the uninitiated. You can stream the whole thing right now via NPR, below.

As mentioned, Grandaddy are in NYC next week for Last Place's release, playing four shows: Le Poisson Rouge on February 28 with Beverly (sold out); Music Hall of Williamsburg on March 1 (tickets). and then two shows at Rough Trade on March 2 (early is free with purchase of the LP, the late show is sold out).

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