Rilo Kiley was an American indie rock band from Los Angeles
founded by Former Child Stars Jenny Lewis
and Blake Sennett
with Pierre De Reeder and Dave Rock in the late Nineties
. Starting off as a lo-fi, country-influenced indie band, they have since transitioned to a poppier, Soul-influenced
direction, following Jenny Lewis' voice as it dragged her to her thirties. Additionally, Sennett's role as a singer has been drastically reduced (although he sings lead in his Side Project
, The Elected).
The band broke up in 2011, with Lewis going on to a successful solo career.
They released five albums in total:
- Take-Offs and Landings (2001)
- The Execution of All Things (2002): Recorded with Conor Oberst's Saddle Creek Records in Omaha, and it shows.
- More Adventurous (2004)
- Under the Blacklight (2007)
- Rkives (2013): A compilation of B-sides and rarities, including their debut EP from 1999. A well-received product of their amicable breakup.
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