Jason Lytle – Yours Truly, The Commuter

May 10, 2009

yourstrulyThree years after the dissolution of his band Grandaddy, front man Jason Lytle returns with a solo album in the truest sense: Yours Truly, The Commuter was written, recorded and played solely by Lytle at his current home base in Montana. Musically, it’s a mix of electronica, neo-psychedelia, experimental pop and acoustic folk, and lyrically, there’s a thorniness and melancholy that pervades the album, sometimes co-existing alongside apparent sunniness and optimism. Much of the record has a airy beauty about it, and sometimes seems rather like a tone poem about transition, loss and finally arrival and discovery. It’s for the most part a very quiet and very subtle work that may take repeated listens to peel back all its layers, but the effort will be worth it. Standout cuts: “Yours Truly, The Commuter,” “Ghost Of My Old Dog,” “Brand New Sun” and “Birds Encouraged Him.”



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