Jason Lytle spent years fronting the chill, vaguely country-leaning Grandaddy, scoring some notice with “A.M. 180” and a couple of solid albums. But attrition killed the band, and Lytle picked up camp from California to Montana to embark, newly inspired, on solo material. The first results are excellent: Yours Truly, The Commuter re-grabs some of the strange spark Lytle first found a decade ago. Two years in the making, it reasserts Lytle’s strengths as a songwriter, while also carving out a new pathway for him as a solo artist. From the looks of things, he's still feeling invigorated: Lytle released a free seven-song EP of improvised piano Christmas tunes back in December, and is reportedly working on a proper sophomore solo album.