Californian indie rockers Grandaddy have named their forthcoming new album ‘Just Like The Fambly Cat’.
The ‘official’ follow-up to 2003’s ‘Sumday’ is set for release next year, although an interim mini-album, ‘Excerpts From The Diary Of Todd Zilla’ , will be released on October 3 to tide fans over.
As previously reported on NME.COM , some of the songs that have been completed for ‘Just Like The Fambly Cat’ are ’Campershell Dreams’, ’Disconnecty’, ’Where I’m Anymore’ and ’Jeez Louise’.
Speaking about the new album, frontman Jason Lytle told Billboard: “It’s really big and luscious and gooey. It’s an extreme of everything. The immersion that each song required was insane; it was very time consuming, but it’s done.”
The band has spent a year-and-a-half recording in Lytle‘s home studio in the band’s native Modesto. Over this time, the decision was made to release a mini-album before the new record proper. “It just seemed like a good idea,” Lytle said. “I mean, it has been so long since the last album, so rather than barge in on someone’s house unannounced [with the album] we thought we’d rather call on the phone, and say, ‘We’re coming over.’ That’s what the EP does.”
Both new releases will see the band wrestling with the structural changes its hometown has gone through over the last several years. “The [songs] are about the thoughtlessness and mindlessness of sprawl,” Lytle admitted. “I think it just creates a very shallow place. The people and environment haven’t really been around enough to know the effects. There is just an acceptance that I don’t understand. The EP is much more blatant, but the new album still covers these issues.”
Lytle says touring plans “are very much up in the air. It will be much different this time, in what comes with the album”.