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Rilo Kiley Wraps Up a New Album

I've had a girl crush on Jenny Lewis ever since I saw the former child star in Troop Beverley Hills. So it's convenient that she now fronts one of indie-pop's most endearing bands. As the lead singer of LA-based Rilo Kiley, Lewis writes and belts out borderline-sappy songs with just the right amount of vitriol, spanning rock, country, folk, and assorted other genres.

Needless to say, I can't wait to hear what the band does next. As reported yesterday in Billboard, Rilo Kiley just wrapped production on its fourth album, called Under the Blacklight and due Aug. 21 on Warner Bros.

The collection, which Billboard says centers on the dark side of LA, will be the band's first since 2004's More Adventurous, which I highly recommend if you've never heard it. If you like that, be sure to check out Lewis's solo album, Rabbit Fur Coat, and The Execution of All Things, which is my other favorite RK album. Really, if you haven't heard this band, you're just missing out, so I've assembled a few must-hear tracks if you

"Portions for Foxes" and "I Never" from More Adventurous

"A Better Son/Daughter" from The Execution of All Things


controlledspin controlledspin 10 years
I love Rilo Kiley and Jenny Lewis - but I never really saw anything with her picture, so I had no clue that it was the actress that is so recognizable! I have seen her in tons of stuff. I love Foxfire.
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
Yea! I just heard Portions for Foxes on my MP3 player. Now I just need to remember to download the new album when it comes out!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
portions for foxes is one of my all-time fave songs!!!
alieapple alieapple 10 years
i love rilo kiley ! :D
moosie moosie 10 years
:D yessss!! finally.
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
i can't wait to hear the new album! I've also loved her since troop beverly hills which i saw on my birthday when i was 11 i think.
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 10 years
Add me to the list of all those saying Rilo Kiley and Jenny Lewis as a solo artist are both great!
chopsticker chopsticker 10 years
I love Jenny Lewis, not to mention that her voice is very well known in the indie circuit ... heck in music in general.
Lorelei-Spirit Lorelei-Spirit 10 years
Whip, Could you be talking about Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins? Released Jan '06
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 10 years
Portions for Foxes -- good choice. I <3 Jenny Lewis!
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
Hey Whip — Good question! Unfortunately, I can't find any information on when her solo album will be released. I'm sorry! Will definitely be on the lookout for it, though...
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I like Rilo Kiley, but I'm a bigger fan of Jenny's solo stuff. Buzz, do you know when her solo album is coming out? I saw her last year and she played some of the new stuff, which was FANTASTIC.
evita evita 10 years
yeah, countdown to august!
ddene5713 ddene5713 10 years it HER or does she just look like that girl from the movie Lucas?? does anyone else see it?
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 10 years
I love Rilo Kiley. I didn't know they had a new album coming out, so this is exciting! =)
maisiegirl maisiegirl 10 years
can't wait for the new rk to be released. i love this band, especially lead jenny lewis. a great talent, good music, lyrically interesting.
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