Grandaddy release a sublime new single, “El Caminos In The West” on August 25th. “El Caminos…” is taken from the band’s critically acclaimed top 25 album “Sumday” and comes on 2 CDs and enhanced CD/DVD featuring new and live tracks.
Listing goes like this:
El Caminos In The West
Beautiful Ground (Live – XM Satellite Radio)
My Little Skateboarding Problem
EL Caminos In The West
Now It’s On (Live – Colin Murray Radio Show/BBC)
El Caminos In The West (video)
The video for “El Caminos…” features five 11 year old female Grandaddy impersonators resplendent in stick-on beards and trucker caps. The girls scissor-kick their way through the tune whilst Grandaddy wile away the hours on a cruise oblivious to the chaos the girls are causing in their absence.
Grandaddy played and experienced their first Glastonbury and loved it. They spent two days taking in the madness and managed to get drummer Aaron onstage with the Polyphonic Spree, clad in a red robe.
Now, the band head off to the States for the first leg of a US tour and then back to Europe to make more friends at the Lowlands and Pukkelpop festivals (amongst others).
They then return to the UK for warm-up shows at Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms on the 20th August and Stoke Sugarmill on 21st August before playing Reading and Leeds Festivals on 22nd and 24th August respectively.
Grandaddy also squeeze in a show on the 23rd August at the Edinburgh Liquid Rooms.
Having played several shows in an arm sling and sitting down, guitarist Jim Fairchild is now fully recovered after his recent collision with an 18-wheeler production truck. (Rumour has it the truck is still feeling a little off-colour).