Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Rilo Kiley is no more

As Spinner is reporting, Rilo Kiley called it quits. A few years ago.

The former Saddle Creek band hasn't done anything as a group since touring for 2007's "Under The Blacklight," though Jenny Lewis has emerged as a popular solo artist and has been doing great things with boyfriend Johnathan Rice as Jenny And Johnny.

But as RK guitarist Blake Sennett told Spinner, the band hasn't been on hiatus. They're broken up.

"I just felt like there was a lot of deception, disloyalty, greed and things I don't really want to submit myself to," Sennett said. "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.'"

It's not terribly surprising to me especially after what Sennett told Consequence Of Sound back in April.

"I would say that if Rilo Kiley were ... Hmmm ... A human being ... Hmmm ... He's probably laying on his back in a morgue with a tag on his toe," he said.

Anyway, I don't think anyone in the band probably has too many complaints. Lewis has shown little desire in interviews with myself and others with her solo career going strong. Sennett's also been busy with his other band, The Elected.

Jason Boesel has been doing all kinds of stuff including a lot of Bright Eyes work on albums and tours as well as releasing his own solo album on Team Love last year. Oh yeah, and supposedly dating Kirsten Dunst.

Pierre De Reeder also has a solo album and has been releasing friend's work (Nik Freitas, Jake Bellows and others) through his Little Record Company.

Anyway, the biggest disappointment is that these four talented folks won't be working together any more. It also sucks that they came as far as releasing an album on a major label before quitting.

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