Rilo Kiley is probably one of the single most underrated American bands.
Backstory: Jenny Lewis was on a Nickelodeon kids show way back when (early 90s or so). Blake Sennett (guitars) played Frankie, the short bully-type with the huge, big-hearted (but intimidating) best friend, on one of my all-time favorite shows, Boy Meets World (1993-2000).
I won’t bore you to death with details of their backstory, but I just found that interesting…
Let’s talk about
RILO KILEY’s lyrics:
brilliant, sarcastic, poetic, and cute-angry
RILO KILEY’s music:
extremely well-written, spanning new wave, alt-country, and whatever they hell else they wanted to write.
RILO KILEY’s name:
Best band name, ever. Apparently it came to one of the band members, in a dream.
LISTEN, LISTEN, LISTEN (all three of these songs are from their record “The Execution Of All Things”).
Posted on September 2, 2013, in +++ alt-country, +++ dreampop, +++ female vocals, +++ folk, +++ indierock, +++ mixed vocals (female & male), +++ new wave, +++ pop, +++ twee, +++ vocal harmonies, Jenny Lewis, Rilo Kiley. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.