When we spoke with Blake Sennett this past April, the Rilo Kiley guitarist compared his longtime band to a human being “laying on his back in a morgue with a tag on his toe.” Now, in a new interview with Spinner, Sennett claims that the band has officially split.
“I just felt like there was a lot of deception, disloyalty, greed and things I don’t really want to submit myself to,” Sennett explained to Spinner. “I had related that frustration to music but I just thought, ‘I’m not going to put myself in that position again,’ so I said, ‘F— that, I can’t do this anymore.'”
He continued: “Relationships, like Woody Allen said, are either moving forward or they’re moving backwards, they either degrade or they grow and it was degrading to some certain extent in Rilo Kiley.”
Over their 14-year existence, Rilo Kiley released four studio albums, the most recent being 2007’s Under the Blacklight. Sennett did offer one piece of good news in the possible forthcoming release of a two-disc set of unreleased tracks from the Rilo Kiley archives. “I think that can be more considered like our last release, to me. But I don’t know.”
Sennett will now turn his attention toward his other outfit, The Elected, which just released their new LP Bury Me In My Rings on Vagrant Records. Below, you can watch our recent Cluster 1 HANGOUT with Sennett, plus a clip for the Rilo Kiley song “Wires and Waves”.