I got to admit, I was introduced to Grandaddy by an ex-girlfriend, so pardon my prejudice. Sounding very much like the band that he dissolved in 2006, Jason Lytle plays that kind of soft and slightly-peculiar indie pop that borders on Death Cab For Cutie. Acoustic-driven with sparsely-placed exaggerated synths, this album is bound to soften the heart of even the most hardcore a$$hole out there. Halfway through the album though, if you’re listening to it with friends, someone might go, “What is this pussy sh*t you’re listening to?” If that happens, just lock yourself in your room and turn the volume up.
Listen to: ‘The Ghost of My Old Dog’
If you like this you’ll dig: Grandaddy, Death Cab For Cutie, Postal Service, Her Space Holiday