Grandaddy, one of indie rock’s cult favorites announced a 20th-anniversary box set of Sumday, possibly their best release to date, called Sumday Twunny.
Dangerbird label will release the 4xLP set on Sept. 1st. It includes a remaster of the original album plus a full-length four-track demo version of the album called Sumday: The Cassette Demos and a 13-song rarities and B-Sides collection titled Sumday: Excess Baggage. Additionally, a 2xLP release of the remastered album without all the bonus material will be out on June 30.
Band’s mastermind Jason Lytle has this to say:
“After many years of hammering away at writing and recording as Grandaddy, Sumday seems to be the center of it and where it all peaked. To the journalists we were, ‘On the verge of greatness, underrated, overlooked, unsung.’ It was a tumultuous and exciting time for us for sure. Also very exhausting.
“Revisiting this material and reflecting on those times has been a double-edged sword. Bittersweet is an apt word, I suppose. Twenty years after the fact, I’m just grateful to be alive and kicking… celebrating that moment in time by re-releasing the original album, B sides and extras of that era, and even some raw cassette demos of the album itself a sort of sketchbook/rough draft of the LP in cassette form. So be it then.”
The band has already made the cassette demos available for streaming.