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Rilo Kiley

With a sound that veers from the acoustic simplicity and poetic lyricism of coffeehouse folk to the bouncy, lo-fi appeal of D.I.Y. indie pop, this California quartet wrote melodies so damn catchy, you might almost think you've heard them before. Jenny Lewis (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Blake Sennet (guitar, vocals), Pierre de Reeder (bass) and Dave Rock (drums, later replaced by ex-Lassie Foundation member Jason Boesel) formed Rilo Kiley in 1998 in Los Angeles. Three years after its formation, the band released Take Offs And Landings on Barsuk. Songs like Go Ahead and Bulletproof showcase the band's most distinctive asset — the sweet vocals and bittersweet lyrics of Lewis — while the breezy hooks and driving beats of tunes like Wires And Waves and Always show the band knows how to craft songs of undeniable infectiousness.

20th Anniversary of Rilo Kiley's Take Offs And Landings Celebrated

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Rilo Kiley classic album Take Offs And Landings, and we're celebrating with a limited-edition 180-gram WHITE VINYL edition of the double-LP (with hidden track and full-color UV print on side D), available for pre-order now. Also available is a pre-order t-shirt featuring a four-color classic print of a design the band sold on tour during the Take Offs era. 06 Oct 2021

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