The Broken Down Comforter Collection, a compilation of singles tracks, preceded the 1999 Signal to Snow Ratio EP, which heralded a movement toward the vintage electronic textures further in evidence on 2000's superb Sophtware Slump. In 2002, the group released another odds-n-sods collection, Concrete Dunes, which paved the way for a busy 2003. That spring, Grandaddy released the Floating Debris EP as well as their fourth full-length, Sumday, and spent the rest of the year touring, making appearances at festivals such as Glastonbury. In 2005, they resurfaced with the Excerpts from the Diary of Todd Zilla EP, and a full-length album (Just Like the Fambly Cat) followed in 2006. The latter release was essentially a solo project for frontman Jason Lytle, however, as the group disbanded during the recording process. Lytle subsequently relocated from California to Montana, where he mounted a solo career in 2009.
Roll forward to 2012, and Grandaddy made an announcement that they had re-formed and would be playing a number of shows in the U.S. and Europe. Later in 2015, Lytle hinted that a new album was on the way. Fans of the group had to wait until the summer of 2016, during another reunion tour, to hear the confirmation that Grandaddy's fifth studio record was indeed in the pipeline. Last Place was scheduled for release in March 2017, and was preceded by the single "Way We Won't." ~ Jason Ankeny