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Grandaddy Announces ‘Sumday: Excess Baggage’ Rarities Collection set for Digital Release August 25 + Reveals “The Town where I’m Livin Now” Single + Video Jul 12, 2023

Today, Modesto, CA’s influential indie-rock group Grandaddy have announced a special digital release of the Sumday: Excess Baggage, a thirteen-track collection of rarities and b-sides from the Sumday-era that unfolds like a lost Grandaddy album and is set for release on August 25 on Dangerbird Records. The band has also unveiled lead single “The Town where I’m Livin Now” alongside an official video, a spacy, wistful ode to the dissonant American landscape of California’s hardscrabble Central Valley. 

Grandaddy leader Jason Lytle said, “I like making songs like this. Lots of bleak but sweet visuals. Everyday stuff available for everyone to see…but some of us just end up with the twisted work of documenting it.”

In May, Grandaddy announced Sumday Twunny, a limited edition 4-LP boxed set to be released on September 1 via Dangerbird Records. The collection includes the remastered original album as well as a complete 4-track demo version titled Sumday: The Cassette Demos, and Sumday: Excess Baggage

Sumday Twunny 4-LP boxed set pre-order

Sumday: The Cassette Demos on all streaming platforms

“After many years of hammering away at writing and recording as Grandaddy, Sumday seems to be the center of it and where it all peaked. To the journalists we were, ‘On the verge of greatness, underrated, overlooked, unsung.’ It was a tumultuous and exciting time for us for sure. Also very exhausting,” Lytle said.

“Revisiting this material and reflecting on those times has been a double edged sword. Bittersweet is an apt word, I suppose. Twenty years after the fact, I’m just grateful to be alive and kicking… celebrating that moment in time by re-releasing the original album, B sides and extras of that era, and even some raw cassette demos of the album itself a sort of sketchbook/rough draft of the LP in cassette form. So be it then. ‘On the verge of greatness, underrated, overlooked, unsung.’ This is what all of that sounds like.  I’ll take it.”

Grandaddy formed in 1992 and have released five official LPs, most recently 2017’s Last Place. Grandaddy members include Jason Lytle, Aaron Burtch, Jim Fairchild, Tim Dryden, and the late Kevin Garcia, who passed away in 2017.

Sumday: Excess Baggage tracklisting:

  1. My Little Skateboarding Problem
  2. Derek Spears
  3. Gettin’ Jipped
  4. The Town where I’m Livin Now
  5. Dearest Descrambler
  6. Build a Box
  7. Trouble with a Capital T (muzak version)
  8. Sure it Worked
  9. Running Cable at Shiva’s
  10. Emit Anymore
  11. I no how you feel
  12. The Rugged and Splintered Entertainment Center (a gospel hymn)


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Jenni Sperandeo | Dangerbird Records  jenni@dangerbird.com 

Scott Osgood | Dangerbird Records  scott@dangerbird.com


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Long as I’m Not the One – Single Jan 24, 2024


Cabin in My Mind – Single Dec 1, 2023


The Town where I’m Livin Now – Single Jul 12, 2023


Blu Wav Feb 16, 2024


Watercooler – Single Oct 25, 2023


2020’s Over Covers Jan 13, 2021


The Sophtware Slump ….. on a wooden piano Nov 20, 2020


Derek Spears – Single Aug 3, 2023


Sumday: Excess Baggage Aug 25, 2023


Sumday Twunny Sep 1, 2023


Sumday: The Cassette Demos May 12, 2023

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