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mtvU 2007 Woodie Awards: Spank Rocked

There’s a grand tradition being hatched at mtvU’s Woodie Awards show. Sure, there’s the live performances that come at a 50/50 mix of stuff we like (last year TV On The Radio, this year, say, Rilo Kiley) and stuff we don’t (last year and this year: most of the rest) and the knack of tragic… More »

By: Stereogum / November 9, 2007 - 12:50 pm

Rilo Kimmel

Jenny, Blake and the rest of the Kiley kids hit up Jimmy Kimmel last night with their Fleetwood-y “Dreamworld.” Who are the extra chicks onstage? Guess it’s their tour force. Sennett’s dashing in bow tie and all, but not enough Jenny cam time, wethinks. Trippy backdrop, though! Nice congas. More »

By: Stereogum / September 6, 2007 - 1:45 pm

New Rilo Kiley Video – “Silver Lining”

Mawwage … mawwage is what bwings us togetha today. The new Rilo clip’s got Jenny under the veil, then walking down the altar, then doing her best Runaway Bride. Cast opposite her is Blake as the groom-to-be (Johnathan Rice is there, although as his time with Faye Runaway showed, he and Jenny have an ‘understanding’),… More »

By: Stereogum / August 22, 2007 - 4:55 pm

Hear Rilo Kiley’s Under The Blacklight

Rilo Kiley’s latest never leaked, but it did start streaming over at MySpace today. So fire up those blogging fingers. We haven’t spent too much time with Blacklight just yet, but we hear some Rabbit Fur Coat in “Silver Lining,” some disco in “The Moneymaker,” and a lotta Fleetwood Mac (in a good way) i… More »

By: Stereogum / August 17, 2007 - 4:51 pm

New Johnathan Rice Video – “We’re All Stuck Out In The Desert” (Plus A Cameo-Filled Press Conference)

He’s just barely turned 24, but Johnathan Rice seems to have some stuff figured out for himself: major label deal, fancy friends, lauds from R.E.M., an IMDB page, a tour with Gibbard and Bazan, and a relationship with Jenny Lewis (by comparison, think we had just about figured out how to log on to Movable… More »

By: Stereogum / August 15, 2007 - 1:32 pm

New Rilo Kiley – “Silver Lining” (And Under The Blacklight Album Art) – Stereogum Premiere

Still weeks off from getting the full Under The Blacklight platter from Rilo, but there’s a “Silver Lining” to ease the anticipation. Considerably less porno-funky than “The Moneymaker” — in fact it’s a slice of sugary ’60s soul by comparison — the hook’s got Jenny in love and cheering like a metaphorical metallurgist: “Hooray hooray… More »

By: Stereogum / July 25, 2007 - 1:28 pm

Have You Seen The New Jenny Lewis Porno?

Porn auditions serve as the sleazy set-up for Rilo Kiley’s 18+ clip from Under The Blacklight, out 8/21. Hit, wait out nine minutes of vérité, and you’ll be rewarded with a proper music video for “The Moneymaker.” Bluer than “Portions Of Foxes,” sure, but no more hardcore than most of what you see o… More »

By: Stereogum / July 1, 2007 - 10:10 pm

The Most Connected Puppet In Indie Rock

Internet television station has a cute show called Puppet Music Hall, in which some fun artists drop by to sing a tune or two with a deep-voiced, red creature of some sort. The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer hams it up the most with the puppet on “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” and Devendra Banhart’… More »

By: Stereogum / March 2, 2007 - 9:45 am

Drew Barrymore Set To Write Jenny Lewis Tunes

Here’s the thing with actors: Give ‘em a political role, soon they’re offering foreign policy suggestions off camera. (Thespian, know thy place!) And we love Drew, but maybe she’s guilty of letting a role play her. In her upcoming ’80s-music loving Music and Lyrics, Drew plays a natural born lyricist (offering impromptu lines like “but… More »

By: Stereogum / January 26, 2007 - 8:27 am

New Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins – “Fernando”

Along with “Jack Killed Mom” and an untitled tune you might’ve heard on her KCRW session, “Fernando” is one of three new songs Jenny’s added to her Rabbit Fur repetoire. She premiered it at Spaceland this summer, but this rip from last week’s Late Night is the best quality we’ve heard so far. (Thanks Dodge.)… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 16, 2006 - 10:50 am

Jenny Lewis Raps

No, is not streaming hip-hop a la MC Ryan Adams. But following last week’s revelation that Jenny Lewis hearts Too $hort, we took another look at the indie pin-up’s “music that changed my life” feature from the April Spin. (Thanks Kris!)

Too Short Life Is… Too Short JIVE, 1988
“Too Short… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 2, 2006 - 11:09 am

Jenny Lewis Meets Too $hort

Great story from Pitchfork Media:Recently, Lewis went to a Justin Timberlake record release party in L.A. (“I myself was not invited, but I was tagging along with my friends,” she points out. “Justin didn’t perform, but he was there. And Lil Jon was there wearing a Bad Brains jacket. It was a pretty exciting evening,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 29, 2006 - 3:18 pm

Win Indie Rock Haute Couture

Thrift store t-shirts do a hipster make, but sometimes you want your attire to make a statement. It’s natural. Dress to impress, to start a conversation, to attract that special somebody. And with Halloween just around the corner, there’s even more reason to get obsessed with your choice of threads. To that end, we joined… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 28, 2006 - 4:30 pm

Mary Jane’s Next Dance

The second season of Weeds premieres on Showtime 8/14, and while that theme song was cute the first three times, I don’t know if I can stand to hear Melvina Reynolds yodel “Little Boxes” one more time. Thankfully, the showrunners got stoned, borrowed my iPod, and convinced these artists to cover it.Elvis Costello
Death Ca… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 18, 2006 - 9:08 pm

Sufjan Stevens, David Byrne, Jon Stewart Rock For Literacy

Must … get … tickets …

Revenge Of The Book Eaters Beacon Theater, NYC 8/23
Sufjan Stevens
David Byrne
Jon Stewart
John Roderick
Dave Eggers
Sarah Vowell
John Hodgman
+ Special Guests

It’s the first in a six concert series to raise money for children’s literacy programs in 826 writing centers.

Pray… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 12, 2006 - 3:44 pm

Stereogum Readers Poll: Miss Indie Rock 2005

The “indie rock hottie” poll took forever ’cause none of you spell the same way. And then I had to research who was in what band. So that’s why I’m listing the ENTIRE tally before revealing who won. Plus, some of you were pretty explicit about Tegan NOT SARA and vice versa.

I took… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 22, 2005 - 6:22 pm

Jenny We Got Your Number

Jenny Lewis’ solo album Rabbit Fur Coat sprung a leak this holiday weekend and thankfully I’m sensing a thumbs up to her indie rock brigade’s Traveling Wilburys cover. Pimps Of Gore has an MP3 of the original “Handle With Care” (Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty). At Gorilla Vs BearMore »

By: Scott Lapatine / November 27, 2005 - 12:22 am

Jenny Lewis Goes Solo

Our favorite child actor turned rocker delivers Rabbit Fur Coat in January on Team Love Records (an offshoot of Saddle Creek). The Rilo Kiley/Postal Service siren tells MTV News:I’m going to [credit it to] Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins. We’re friends with these twins from Louisville, Kentucky, and they sang with me on a… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 7, 2005 - 12:38 pm

Last Bonnaroo Post, I Promise: Part 2

Some photos that were left out of VH1’s roundup, so ONE more Bonnaroo 2005 post (and two MP3s)…

Matisyahu Meets Mike Gordon
At 17, the future Hasidic reggae-rapper followed Phish on the road. In this photo he and Gordo are meeting for the first time.

Patterson Hood Of Drive-By Truckers
Saw DBT… More »

By: Stereogum / June 18, 2005 - 9:35 pm

Jenny Lewis Appreciation Day

Yeah, I know you’ve been listening to them for years… But for the others who discover new music only through The O.C.

After stints with Barsuk and Saddle Creek, today Rilo Kiley trade on their indie pop pedigree with More Adventurous. The polished production and copious horns and strings suit them. Jenny’s got one… More »

By: Stereogum / August 17, 2004 - 8:45 am
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