Grandaddy Reforms

    Here’s some surprising news: Modesto, Calif. indie rockers Grandaddy have got back together, following a brief split that began in 2006 following the recording of Just Like the Fambly Cat. The band has just announced a show at the End of the Road Festival, which takes place in Dorset in England on Aug. 31 through Sept. 2.

    The band reissued The Sophtware Slump in 2011, which is widely regarded as their best album (although 1997’s Under the Western Freeway runs it close). It’s not clear what prompted this reformation—no statement on the band has been issued yet, and no news of other dates has been announced.

    It’s unlikely the End of the Road appearance will be a one-off, so expect further news in the not-too distant future. Anyone in England who wants to check out the reformed Grandaddy should head over to the festival’s website, where tickets in various packages are available now.