US rock band oft-associated with the British music press' "new psychedelia" tag, along with bands such as Mercury Rev and Flaming Lips.

Fronted by the impressively bearded Jason Lytle, Grandaddy have released two very fine albums to date, 1998's "Under The Western Freeway" and the astonishing "The Sophtware Slump", whose widescreen atmospheres and gently orchestrated psychedelia led to the above comparisons with the Rev and the Lips. They have also released an interesting, if slightly more difficult, compilation of early EPs titled "The Broken Down Comforter Collection".