As we’ve anticipated here at Beats Per Minute and have seen teased on the road, a new Jason Lytle (Grandaddy, Admiral Radley) solo album is coming, following up the excellent and underrated Yours Truly, the Commuter. In an interview with Rave Magazine in Australia, we now have a number of details on this coming release. According to Lytle, the album will be titled Department Of Disappearance, will contain 11 tracks over 50-or-so minutes, and should be released in July or August.
About the process of recording, Lytle told the magazine:
The fact that I’m only looking after myself means that I can record at my own pace,” he tells me. “I tend to get really bored really quick, and over the years I’ve realized that one of my strengths is approaching things in a really fresh manner – almost like a little kid would. Little kids play for a while, then they’re over it, they’re done, move onto something else. It’s a lot more enjoyable for me to record like that. I think that’s why it’s taken me a couple of years to make this record.
At this point, I’d rather have 10 records that I enjoyed myself making, that nobody liked, than two records that everyone liked and I absolutely fucking hated making.
Check out the full interview here and look for a new Jason Lytle record this summer.
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