The man responsible for such melancholic classics as The Crystal Lake, Hewlett's Daughter and Now it's On, and albums Under the Western Freeway and The Sophtware Slump (recently re-released in deluxe 2CD format) has kept a low profile since Grandaddy's split in 2006 releasing one solo album: Yours Truly, the Commuter, on Epitaph records offshoot Anti in 2009.
Yours Truly occasionally provides pummeling feedback rock ('It's the Weekend'), but when Lytle's lullaby vocals suggest, "You should hold my hand / While everything blows away / And we'll run to a brand-new sun," it's like Bruce Springsteen's open highway finally reached a melancholy kid from Modesto. – SPIN
Despite the limited album output, Jason Lytle has continued to perform live in solo mode and next February will take on a road trip of the east coast of Australia and amongst the usual sight-seeing, fishing and skateboarding has offered to drop in for a few shows along the way.
Whether fronting Grandaddy or standing alone on the stage Jason Lytle is consistently a class live act. He has an uncanny power to render you gooey eyed with dreamy nostalgia and no matter what torrent of noise he raises up around his vocals his words are always crystal clear, shining out with dazzling clarity through perfect sound production. – Chimpomatic.com
Tickets for all shows are on-sale now.
SATURDAY 11TH FEB: SYDNEY, THE VANGUARD
SUNDAY 12TH FEB: SYDNEY, THE VANGUARD
Tickets $33.00 + bf from www.thevanguard.com.au or phone 9557 9409
FRIDAY 17TH FEB: BRISBANE, GALLERY OF MODERN ART
Tickets available through www.qtix.com.au, phone 136 246 (tickets are limited and booking fees apply) and at the Gallery of Modern Art ticket office on the night (subject to availability).
WEDNESDAY 22ND FEB: MELBOURNE, THE TOFF
THURSDAY 23RD FEB: MELBOURNE, THE TOFF
Tickets 33.00 + bf from www.moshtix.com.au, www.feelpresents.com, phone 1300 GET TIX or in person at all Moshtix and Oztix outlets.