Ten years ago, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy and Aaron Espinoza of Earlimart (QRO spotlight on) teamed up as Admiral Radley. Coming out of the great early 2000’s Los Angeles Silver Lake scene that was the West Coast mirror to New York’s Lower East Side & Brooklyn, centered on Espinoza’s studio, The Ship, bringing a touching and wide variety to their sole album, I Heart California (QRO review).
That seemed to be a one-off, though just last year QRO caught Espinoza & Lytle at their Austin King multimedia gallery exhibit (QRO photos) – and now the Admiral has returned. Working during lockdown “at safe distance”, they’ve been posting to their ADRAD Radio Bandcamp page, most recently with the wistful “Memories At 133”.
Admiral Radley’s ADRAD Radio: