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Update: Rilo Kiley nearly finished with archival compilation

on December 27, 2012, 10:23am

rilo kiley Update: Rilo Kiley nearly finished with archival compilation

Here’s some unexpected news: Rilo Kiley is back together and close to completing a new album. That’s if you believe the band’s recent Facebook status update:

Record is almost finished, and artwork is nearly done. Going to need your help! More to come

Of course, all of this is pretty surprising considering the band’s unceremonious breakup in 2011. Since then, guitarist Blake Sennett has focused on his solo project The Elected, while Jenny Lewis scored a film and worked on her own new solo album.

Update: Turns out the record is just a long-talked about archival compilation comprised of “stuff that has been lying around for many, many years.”

Thanks to This Ain’t No Picnic for the heads up.

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December 29, 2012 at 3:20 am

More Adventurous and Execution of All
Things are probably two of the very best albums of music in an
extremely long time. I haven’t heard anything quite like it in
decades. Apparently, there are some dynamics involved in writing
albums so creative and special that they become automatically iconic
of an entire generation and unfortunately as Blake plainly stated,
“there was a lot of deception, disloyalty, greed and things I
don’t really want to submit myself to”; and we would probably
want to interpret Blake on this as, You -must- take care of
yourselves as a unit/group, and everyone involved in something like
Rilo Kiley. And something fundamentally wasn’t unappreciated; I.E.
appreciation towards professionalism maybe?, and I think that lack of
professionalism came out with the the last album. RK were trying too
hard to be the “new” Fleetwood Mac; when Rilo Kiley is Rilo
Kiley. Bullshit crossover attempts like that may work in achieving
somewhat short-term popularity for typical run-of-the-mill
“house-bands-out-of-pitchfork”, but for whatever reason – RK
ran itself aground contra RK roots and contra of RK’s carefully
crafted vibes/feelings found in their previous albums and previous
songs…. Everyone has to grow up eventually, and submit
themselves/unit/group/entity to the record companies demands to play
their stages, and their studios. Someone always has to scratch
someone elses back. Someone always has to wash someone elses hands.
We all know and understand this very well by now, as anybody in the
industry should know by now. Indie doesn’t crossover into mainstream
music easily because of that commercial bullshit.. like alternative
rock did in the early 90s. Artist integrity is almost certainly lost
somewhere in that process. The message gets forgotten and traded for
popularity, power, money, or just fleeting fame. The idea behind RK
didn’t die in my view, and hopefully new bands will take heed in the
example RK has set for other new bands and musicians who want to
breakaway from the norms in contemporary music today. RK, the example
of what can still be achieved in standards of originality for
contemporary music, and also why it is important to appreciate
everything that goes into the production of something so involved
like RK’s early albums. I personally can’t wait to here those 40
unreleased tracks also. They should be worth the wait.

Guest
December 29, 2012 at 3:20 am

More Adventurous and Execution of All Things are probably two of the very best albums of music in an extremely long time. I haven’t heard anything quite like it in
decades. Apparently, there are some dynamics involved in writing albums so creative and special that they become automatically iconic of an entire generation and unfortunately as Blake plainly stated, “there was a lot of deception, disloyalty, greed and things I don’t really want to submit myself to”; and we would probably want to interpret Blake on this that to mean, you are required take care of yourselves as a unit/group, and everyone involved in something like Rilo Kiley. And something fundamentally wasn’t unappreciated; like appreciation towards professionalism maybe, and I think that lack of professionalism came out with the the last album. RK were trying too hard to be the “new” Fleetwood Mac; when Rilo Kiley is Rilo Kiley. Bullshit crossover attempts like that may work in achieving somewhat short-term popularity for typical run-of-the-mill “house-bands-out-of-pitchfork”, but for whatever reason – RK ran itself contra RK roots and contra RK’s carefully crafted vibes/feelings found in their previous albums and previous songs. That being said, everyone has to grow up eventually, and submit themselves/unit/group/entity to the record companies demands to play their big stages, big venues, and their big money studios. Someone always has to scratch someone elses back. Someone always has to wash someone elses hands, as anybody in the industry should know by now. Indie doesn’t crossover into mainstream music easily because of that commercial bullshit.. like alt rock did two decades ago. Artist integrity is almost certainly lost somewhere in that lame process. The message gets forgotten and traded for popularity, power, money, or just fleeting fame. Hopefully new bands will take heed in the example RK has set for those who want to breakaway from the norms in contemporary music today. RK, the example of what can still be achieved in terms of originality for contemporary music, and also in terms of why it is important to appreciate everything that goes into the production of something so involved like RK’s early albums. I personally can’t wait to hear those 40+
unreleased tracks. They should be worth the wait.

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