Grandaddy was great. The band from Modesto, California (where I lived for a while and where my parents and sister live) disbanded a few years ago, but I still think their album Sumday is one of the best records ever made. I actually own it on vinyl. I saw them play at Slim's once, and again at a tiny little bar in Modesto with Earlimart. Here is one of my favorite songs from Sumday, "The Group Who Couldn't Say." It contains a few great lyrics: "The sprinklers that come on at 3 a.m./ sound like crowds of people asking, 'Are you happy what you're doin?" and "Becky wondered why/ she never noticed dragonflies/ her drag and click had never yielded anything as perfect as a dragonfly."
Jason Lytle, lead singer and guitarist, has a solo album coming out sometime this year. I've been so busy lately and out of tune with new music that I hardly ever keep up anymore, but I'm exited about this one.