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There were headliners on all three days of Coachella, as there are every year. But this year, there was really only one headliner, and that one headliner was Drake. People talked about that Drake show all weekend. People rapped Drake lyrics at each other every time there was a conversational lull, or asked strangers who… More »

I can remember with clarity the first time I heard Jenny Lewis’ voice — the place, the time of day, what I was wearing. It was during ninth grade, one weekday after school, in my friend Lauren’s basement, when her cool older brother’s cool girlfriend pulled up a Postal Service song and played it through… More »

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

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Watch Elizabeth Olsen Cover Rilo Kiley In A Clip From Very Good Girls

Jenny Lewis scored the movie Very Good Girls, which comes out in theaters in a few days, and Rilo Kiley's "Go Ahead" is used in…
James Rettig | July 23, 2014 - 1:49 pm

Rilo Kiley – “Emotional” Video

Rilo Kiley already shared one video from its career-spanning rarities collection rkives, the fan-servicey tour footage montage "Let Me Back In." Today they've released visuals…
Chris DeVille | November 14, 2013 - 12:18 pm

Eric Burdon & Jenny Lewis – “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”

In 1965, British Invasion greats the Animals had a hit with their cover of Nina Simone's "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," and now the former…
Tom Breihan | May 10, 2013 - 1:05 pm

Rilo Kiley – “Let Me Back In” Video

The video for Rilo Kiley’s “Let Me Back In” is a real treat for die-hard fans of the band. In honor of their upcoming compilation…
Claire Lobenfeld | March 20, 2013 - 10:50 am

The 10 Best Rilo Kiley Songs

Without hearing a single note of their music, at least two members of indie rock band Rilo Kiley should be somewhat recognizable to virtually anyone…
Warren Miller | February 28, 2013 - 11:36 am

Rilo Kiley – “Let Me Back In”

Rilo Kiley's breakup seemed pretty acrimonious, so it's no surprise the band isn't getting back together anytime soon, but a couple weeks ago, they did…
Michael Nelson | February 19, 2013 - 4:44 pm

Rilo Kiley RKives Details

When I checked out the pre-order Amazon link for Rilo Kiley's upcoming rarities compilation RKives commenter Jack tipped us off to yesterday (thanks, Jack!), I…
Claire Lobenfeld | February 5, 2013 - 10:18 am

In Memoriam: Bands We Lost In 2011

In September we toasted the best new bands of 2011. Bright futures for those guys! But come this time of year it's also important to…
Scott Lapatine | December 26, 2011 - 11:05 am

Rilo Kiley Break Up Over “Deception, Disloyalty, Greed”

After 13 years Rilo Kiley have broken up, basically citing irreconcilable differences. As disgruntled guitarist Blake Sennett told Spinner:…
brandon | July 13, 2011 - 5:07 pm

The Elected – “Go For The Throat”

It's been five years since we've heard new music from the Elected, Rilo Kiley guitarist Blake Sennett's indie pop side-project. Bury Me In My Rings,…
Scott Lapatine | March 29, 2011 - 2:09 pm

Jenny Lewis (Plus A Welcome To Van Nuys Surprise Screening) @ The Glass House, Pomona 4/13/09

Fans turning up to Jenny Lewis's set at the Glass House last night received a special treat. It was not that BF Jonathan Rice came…
Amrit Singh | April 14, 2009 - 11:02 am

Jenny Lewis Anonymously Participates In Kanye’s 808’s Focus Group

It’s true, Kanye’s made the entire internet into a workshop for his new material. But he’s still getting feedback the old fashioned way, approaching strangers…
Amrit Singh | September 17, 2008 - 2:27 pm

Winona Ryder + Blake Sennett … It’s A Hit

And in couples news. Rock 'n' roll muse Winona Ryder (Lost Souls) and Rilo Kiley guitarist Blake Sennett (Salute Your Shorts) are engaged to be…
Stereogum | February 29, 2008 - 5:58 pm

Bonnaroo 2008 Lineup: Metallica And Pearl Jam, But No Led Zeppelin

digg_url = ''; After hints and clues, Bonnaroo's 2008 lineup's been announced. They've confirmed Lez Zeppelin, but not Led Zeppelin. Though Robert Plant…
brandon | February 5, 2008 - 7:59 pm

New Old Rilo Kiley Video – “Wires And Waves”

In 2001, what happens when you shoot a video that involves crashing planes for a song that includes lines like "sometimes planes they smash up…
Stereogum | December 17, 2007 - 9:01 am

Did You Watch The Woodies?

Guess not if you live outside a dorm room. As we mentioned in our post-event recap, Spank Rock definitely spanked (and rocked) the mtvU Woodies…
Stereogum | November 16, 2007 - 9:48 am

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…
Stereogum | November 9, 2007 - 12:50 pm