Yours Truly, The Commuter In 2006, after a decade-plus fronting Cali dream-pop miserabilists Grandaddy, bearded skateboard aficionado Jason Lytle broke up his group and hightailed it to Montana. Yet… Yours Truly, The Commuter In 2006, after a decade-plus fronting Cali dream-pop miserabilists Grandaddy, bearded skateboard aficionado Jason Lytle broke up his group and hightailed it to Montana. Yet… 2009-05-19 Jason Lytle Rock
Music Review

Yours Truly, The Commuter (2009)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: May 19, 2009; Lead Performance: Jason Lytle; Genre: Rock

In 2006, after a decade-plus fronting Cali dream-pop miserabilists Grandaddy, bearded skateboard aficionado Jason Lytle broke up his group and hightailed it to Montana. Yet big-sky country hasn't changed him much: Yours Truly, The Commuter, Lytle's solo debut, is a sweetly sad collection of fuzzed-out odes to frustration (the bouncy title track) and furry friends (''Ghost of My Old Dog''). Even when he's singing about the weekend — on, uh, ''It''s the Weekend'' — Lytle's fragile voice sounds a hairbreadth from tears. C'mon, dude! What could possibly be depressing about weekends in Montana? B

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Originally posted May 13, 2009 Published in issue #1048 May 22, 2009 Order article reprints
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