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EXCLUSIVE: Grandaddy, Earlimart Side-Project Track

Hear a tune from new indie band Admiral Radley's July release, I Heart California.

Eric Sundermann // June 22, 2010

Admiral Radley, a new band featuring Jason Lytle and Aaron Burtch of Grandaddy, plus Ariana Murray and Aaron Espinoza of Earlimart, will release their debut album I Heart California on July 13. But why wait: SPIN.com has an exclusive stream of its catchy yet subdued track “Ghosts of Syllables” below!

The song draws influence from both Earlimart and Grandaddy — in fact, the band’s website bio claims they initially wanted to call the new group Earlidaddy or Grandimart. It retains the pulsing rhythms of Earlimart and the catchy hooks, somber keyboard melodies, and self-deprecating lyrics of Grandaddy. “I’m out of sync, yeah you know it’s true,” Lytle sings over chiming guitars. “But loneliness I am nothing to.”

Admiral Radley hit the road this summer, beginning on July 8 in Los Angeles. See their complete itinerary here.

What do you think about Admiral Radley’s “Ghosts of Syllables”? Tell us in the comment section below, and if you like the song, head over to iTunes to buy it now.

LISTEN: Admiral Radley, “Ghosts of Syllables”