As his freshly reunited band preps for a few California dates, Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle has announced a new solo record. Dept Of Disappearance will be released Oct. 16 on Anti- and will be supported by a series of solo dates this fall. The album’s title track is streaming over on Pitchfork.

According to a label press release,¬† Dept Of Disappearance ‚Äúplays like an emotionally resonant soundtrack for a nonexistent cinematic masterpiece,‚ÄĚ meaning it‚Äôs probably not all that different from other Grandaddy and Lytle solo records‚ÄĒnot that that's a bad thing. Lytle‚Äôs last solo effort was 2009‚Äôs Yours Truly, The Commuter.

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Grandaddy tour 2012:
Aug. 8‚ÄĒHenry Miller Library‚ÄĒBig Sur, California
Aug. 11‚ÄĒOutside Lands Festival‚ÄĒSan Francisco, California
Aug. 12‚ÄĒThe Independent‚ÄĒSan Francisco, California
Aug. 13‚ÄĒThe Fonda‚ÄĒLos Angeles, California