Jason Lytle, resident auteur of Modesto, California's Grandaddy, is looking for the right words. They're harder than usual to find, because, you see, Sumday, Grandaddy's fourth proper album and an American psychedelia nouveau masterwork about what it means to ask such questions in mid-life, is his answer.
"I feel like we've kind of arrived, that everything I've ever done has led up to this," he finally says with equal degrees of modesty and pride. "The album is a reflection of everything we've been working towards. In my mind, this is it."
"The ideas have coalesced and refined themselves to the point where we always sort of hoped they would be," reflects guitarist Jim Fairchild.
"The stratification process in the band has occurred. But if you let your mind leap forward, it's pretty intimidating. Like 'now what the hell are we gonna do without grossly repeating ourselves?'"
Grandaddy's album, Sumday, is out June 9th