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The 9 Best Moments Of Coachella 2015 Sunday

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / April 13, 2015 - 10:37 am

More Adventurous Turns 10

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 »

By: Liz Pelly / August 18, 2014 - 10:58 am

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 a scene where Elizabeth Olsen performs the song at an open-mic. The film is the directorial debut of Oscar-nominated screenwriter Naomi Foner, Lewis’ friend and mother of Jake and Maggie… More »

By: 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 for “Emotional,” a B-side from 2002’s The Execution Of All Things, and the footage is from far earlier — specifically, it cobbles together black-and-white scenes from the ’50s and ’60s. More »

By: 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 Animals frontman Eric Burdon has teamed up with the former Rilo Kiley leader Jenny Lewis to record another version of the song. This one is for True Blood, the HBO… More »

By: 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 rkives, they’ve collected a ton of tour footage of their time together and weaved it together to pay tribute to their hometown L.A. Whoever put it together took the song… More »

By: 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 in the United States who came of age in the ’80s or ’90s. Jenny Lewis, the group’s primary singer and songwriter, began her career in the entertainment industry as a… More »

By: 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 announce the forthcoming release of a new rarities collection called RKives. Today the band has released a teaser: RKives’ leadoff track, “Let Me Back In,” a soulful, torchy country ballad. More »

By: 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 felt like I was being Catfish’d. There was no information about the release on the Little Record Company website, there was no album art and the tracklist was all i… More »

By: 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 remember the musical groups who called it a day. Some of these acts were taken from us before their time, while others imploded due to overwhelming apathy. Herewith our look… More »

By: 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:… More »

By: brandon / July 13, 2011 - 5:07 pm

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

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 »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

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, the Elected’s third LP, finds Sennett playing most of the instruments and handling production as well. It also marks the former Sub Pop act’s first album with Vagrant. Their sound… More »

By: 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 out on stage, because when is he not onstage with her, and it was not that they covered “Love Hurts” together, because they do that a bunch, too. (You ca… More »

By: 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 in airports, armed with headphones and an iPod, asking for opinions on his unreleased tracks. At least according to Jenny Lewis, who tells

We missed our flight… More »

By: 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 married, according to Getty blog (thanks Kelly for the tip). This is exciting news because everyone likes Winona Ryder, and Blake Sennet makes us think about Jenny Lewis. Also? Winona… More »

By: Stereogum / February 29, 2008 - 5:58 pm

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

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After hints and clues, Bonnaroo’s 2008 lineup’s been announced. They’ve confirmed Lez Zeppelin, but not Led Zeppelin. Though Robert Plant will show up to shuffle along with Alison Krauss. In their seventh year, Bonnaroo’s also bringing the aging thrash of Metallica (along with the younger crush of Mastodon) and the… More »

By: 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 in the sky”? Right, 9/11 happens and the Morgan J. Freeman-directed vid gets shelved. We don’t know that for sure, but “Wires And Waves,” from Rilo Kiley’s equally airplane-themed TakeMore »

By: 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 before he decided he could kick Jared Leto’s ass. Now we have the vodka-tossing video to prove it, with a cameo from Santogold on the red carpet. As the Spanker… More »

By: 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 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
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