Published May 15, 2009Grandaddy were great. Their debut, Under the Western Freeway, was the perfect introduction, but remember when The Sophtware Slump was like the best album of 2000? And Sumday? That was a pretty solid follow-up. Unfortunately, those days are behind us, and though some of us are still trying to get the taste of that "sibilant fart" farewell called Just Like the Fambly Cat out of our mouths, former front-man and trucker cap pioneer Jason Lytle has come back with his solo debut.
Titled Yours Truly, the Commuter, Lytle's new label Anti- are pretty excited about it. Here's what they have to say:
"Immaculately crafted pop soundscapes mirror both the dramatic environment of Lytle's newly-adopted Montana and the vintage twang of Central California farmland that provided the backdrop to all Lytle's earlier work. Electronic flourishes collide with acoustic guitars and soulful piano parts, recreating Lytle's signature lo-fi-electro atmospheres. The space-fuzz rocking of 'It's the Weekend' is balanced by the beautiful heartbreak of 'Rollin' Home Alone,' and the opening lines of the first song 'Yours Truly, the Commuter' poignantly capture the past few years of Jason Lytle's life, and his shining future as a solo artist: 'I may be limping, but I'm coming home.'"
Curious? Well, check it out for yourself. We've provided a full stream of Yours Truly, the Commuter below. And if you're looking to pick yourself up a copy, well you can this coming Tuesday (May 19) when it hits shops everywhere. Enjoy.
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