[mp3] Jason Lytle - "Yours Truly, The Commuter"

There are few songwriters working today who convey a sense of isolation from the modern world as effectively as Jason Lytle. In fact I like him best when he’s playing music that, thematically, documents the numbing effect technology is having on our society as well as the natural world. Nowhere was this as effective as on Grandaddy’s classic The Sophtware Slump from 2000 - an album that was a sort of response to OK Computer from the woods of the Pacific Northwest. Hell, I’d go so far as to say Lytle wrote 2 of the best song’s ever from a sad, lonely, sentient robot’s point of view on that album, and that‘s got to be saying something.

By now you are probably aware that Lytle is returning with his first solo album since the dissolution of Grandaddy after Just Like The Fambly Cat a few years ago. Yours Truly, The Commuter comes out through Anti on May 19.. “Brand New Sun” was released as a free download through Stereogum last month and was a sunny indie-pop song that, while good, didn't quite live up to the past classics in my estimation. Recently Pitchfork had the title track available and I like it better for the simple reason that it seems to be addressing that modern isolation once again. I was going to try to write a bit more but my daughter is crying and needs to be fed. Yours truly, the computer…

MP3 :: Your Truly, The Commuter (via Pitchfork)
(from Yours Truly, The Commuter. Info here)

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