Grandaddy announce piano version of ‘The Sophtware Slump,’ share first reworked song

'Jed’s Other Poen (Beautiful Ground)' on a wooden piano arrives with announcement

Indie rock outfit Grandaddy has announced plans to release a reworked version of their 2000 album The Sophtware Slump, with the entire record performed on a wooden piano. The record will be formally titled The Sophtware Slump…on a wooden piano.

The reissue, which will feature frontman Jason Lytle on piano, will arrive as a 4xLP set on November 20 via Dangerbird. Lytle and Co. shared a reworked version of ‘Jed’s Other Poen (Beautiful Ground)’ to go along with the announcement, check it out below.

“Because of the pandemic, all of the sudden, I was looking at a real deadline to make the damn thing,” Lytle said in a press release.

And that’s not all. The package will included a re-mastered version of the original record, the new …on a wooden piano version, and albums of rarities including the Signal to Snow Ratio EP and Through a Frosty Plate Glass EP.

It’s been a big summer for Grandaddy, who were also celebrated by Toronto’s PUP with a cover of “A.M. 180” from their 1997 album Under the Western Freeway.

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