MEOW Interviews Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley
[Editor's Note: Ever since she starred in Troop Beverly Hills I've admired Jenny Lewis, so it's pure bonus that she's the frontwoman of one of my favorite bands to boot. MEOW has a great interview with the redheaded singer. --Morgan]
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Anyone interested in growing their band from the ground up should take note of Rilo Kiley’s slow and steady career path. Founded in 1998 by Jenny Lewis (vocals, guitar and keyboards) and Blake Sennett (guitar, vocals) and rounded out by Pierre de Reeder on bass and Jason Boesel on drums, the Los Angeles-based band self-released its first album, Take-Offs and Landings, which was picked up by Barsuk in 2001. The group’s second album, The Execution of All Things, was released by Saddle Creek the following year. Last year’s More Adventurous landed Rilo Kiley on Warner Brothers through the band’s own imprint, Brute/Beaute. Now officially a Warner Brothers act, Rilo Kiley’s climb has been buoyed by Sennett’s side solo project, the Elected, and Lewis’s appearance on CD and onstage with the Postal Service, two artists on Sub Pop’s roster.