Rilo Kiley


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”).



About chriscaulder

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.

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