Jason Lytle

  • Voice Choices

    July 1, 2009


    And their singer brings it alone

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Adventures in High-Concept Music Videos: Jason Lytle Hits the Car Wash

    Those who've long swooned over Jason Lytle's lumberjack/skateboarder synth-pop oeuvre (yes, oeuvre) are familiar with his affinity for lo-fi/half-assed experimental filmmaking -- his tenure with Grandaddy featured quite a few low-budget thrillers. (Here's my favorite.) Now, from his beautiful but ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 29, 2009


    Star-studded electronica makes a comeback

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2009

    SXSW 2009: Jason Lytle Shyly Resurfaces An Exceptionally Poor Band-Venue Combination

    This one's for you, Zeke. Jason Lytle (Home Slice Pizza) Explosions in the Sky (Auditorium Shores Stage) SXSW Saturday Afternoon, March 21 So I've got this Grandaddy fixation thing I'd just as soon not gas on about. (Anymore.) Suffice it to say that ex-frontman Jason Lytle remains a person of int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Live: M. Ward and Vivian Girls at the Apollo

    M. Ward and Vivian Girls Apollo February 19 I suppose M. Ward has Zooey Deschanel to thank for his first ever gig at the Apollo Theater last night. Volume One, the debut record from She & Him--Ward's much-feted (and highly over-rated) collaboration with Ms. Deschanel--sold 123,000 copies, far mo ... More >>

  • Music

    July 11, 2006

    Avoid Yr. Idols

    Why you should never actually speak to—let alone interview—your favorite band

  • Music

    June 13, 2006

    All in the Family

    Confused teens, confused thirtysomethings, and old jazz guys enjoying their dotage

  • Music

    June 6, 2006

    Let the Eggplants Fly

    In which the new music editor emerges from hiding to get clocked in the head

  • NYC Life

    December 27, 2005

    New Again

    Dirty Martini, Angie Pontani, and members of Caribou, Underworld and Grandaddy make promises.

  • NYC Life

    September 30, 2003
  • Music

    July 8, 2003

    Punch The Clock

    Office Space-Pop After the Crash

  • Music

    June 20, 2000
  • Music

    December 15, 1998

    Consumer Guide

    Six of these 12 picks recast known compositions, and only two of the six are in the rock tradition. But I did find one medium-obscure alt band worth writing about. One.