Grandaddy – “Bison On The Plains”

Labels:30th Century Records
Number of Tracks:1
Total Time:00:05:09
From the Album:“Bison On The Plains”
Available Date & Time: Jan 10 2019 10:00:00 EST
Impact Date: Jan 28 2019 00:00:00


"Bison On The Plains"


"It’s a dreamy, lilting song" – SPIN

"The synth-heavy song was inspired by the Cars’ 1984 single “Drive"
– Rolling Stone

"Singer Jason Lytle said he tried to model “Bison” after the sound of “Drive,” one of his favorite songs by The Cars, but couldn’t get the sonics right, blaming his “pretentious” home studio set-up. He gave up on the song, but after a divorce and “purge” of his equipment, he found he had the proper headspace to finish the song the right way." – Paste


Over 210,000 spins on Spotify!


Rising from indie obscurity in the mid-'90s, West Coast combo Grandaddy earned international acclaim with the exploratory space pop of their breakout albums Under the Western Freeway (1997) and Sophtware Slump (2000). Under the leadership of frontman Jason Lytle, the group maintained their success throughout the first part of the 2000s, then disbanded in 2006 as Lytle pursued several solo projects. In 2012, Grandaddy reunited for a series of tours, eventually easing their way back into the studio to record their 2017 comeback album Last Place.

In the summer of 2016, during another reunion tour that featured an old-school lineup of Burtch, Dryden, Fairchild, and Garcia alongside Lytle, it was confirmed that Grandaddy's fifth studio record was indeed in the pipeline. The band signed to Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton's 30th Century Records label and released Last Place in March of 2017. Despite getting the band back together for live shows, the album was written and performed by Lytle only, with just a bit of drumming from Burtch. Bassist Kevin Garcia died following a stroke in May 2017; he was 41 years old. Following his death, Grandaddy canceled all remaining tour dates and remained dormant until the release of the single "Bison on the Plains."


Ben Zalman
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Luke Phillips / CJ Simonson
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