Jason Ritter of ‘Parenthood’ Gives Grandaddy Vid Thumbs Up
Not long after sharing "Way We Won’t” and “Clear Your History,” their first new songs in over a decade, Grandaddy have made their comeback official by announcing Last Place, the long-overdue follow-up to 2006's Just Like the Fambly Cat, arriving March 3 via Danger Mouse's 30th Century Records. What better way to celebrate the news than with a dark, humorous music video starring Parenthood's Jason Ritter as a dejected, injured, heartbroken hitchhiker? Watch all the misery-laden comedy below.
"To be honest, I would have loved to have made a video based exactly on the lyrics of this song," Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle told NPR Music of the clip, which finds Ritter trying and failing to get picked up on the side of a dusty desert road. "But I really like [director] Chris Grieder's treatment because the main character is an outsider who has taken to wandering and can't get accepted [picked up] by a varying array of characters. I felt it was important to place a girl in the cast of characters, someone who had some attachment to the loner guy and perhaps, just perhaps, was responsible for putting him on that lonely road. I have to say my absolute favorite part is the very end [you have to watch it]."
Grandaddy's Last Place LP arrives March 3 via 30th Century. Pre-order it here.