His warm voice with it’s appealing subtle, world-weary cracking contrasts beautifully with the smooth polish of the rich, joyous melody.
It’s noisy and jangly with a feel good melody filled to the gills with harmonies, a flute, some horns, and joyous rock guitars.
Grandaddy makes warm jamming indie rock. Their incorporation of electronica, tuned to 8-bit nostalgic tones on their early work set them apart. Today, the DNA is still there but matured.
His sound changes on each of his singles and his genre explorations have yielded impressive results in. Praything should be added to all your mixes.
Their brand of indie is infectious approaching shoegaze but big in sound with heavy use of cymbals, tasteful synth/drum machine, and clever guitar and bass play that blend so well with the unique pitch of the vocals.