Sunday, January 21, 2007


So I have fallen in love with a new artist/duo/band/whatever: Rilo Kiley. I've had their album So Adventurous for a while now, but I've mostly just listened to it peripherally, in the background, like. Lately, though, I've been paying more attention, and it's fabulous. Yesterday I got their album The Execution of all Things, and it's just as good. I can't describe their sound. It's a bit different. It's mostly a woman singer. What's hilarious is that the two people in the band were childhood actors! One was in Salute Your Shorts. Remember that show?

Um. My Safari crashed and the entry saved, but I can't remember what else I wanted to say about Rilo Kiley. Just that you should listen to them.

"I do this thing where I think I'm real sick
But I won't go to the doctor to find out about it
Cause they make you stay real still in a real small space
As they chart up your insides and put them on display.
They'd see all of it, all of me, all of it.

All the good that won't come out of me
And all the stupid lies I hide behind.
It's such a big mistake
Lying here in your warm embrace."

--"The Good That Won't Come Out," Rilo Kiley

A lot of music reviewers chose The Decemberists' The Crane Wife as album of the year. I listened to it twice the other day. I don't dislike it, but I don't hear anything special in it, either. So okayyyyy...


[.chickadees.on.the.pavemen7] said...

Someone said I should like Rilo Kiley b/c I'm a fan of Sleater-Kinney. I've heard of few songs of theirs but I'm not too familiar.

S-K is still the best. And they always will be. Listen to "The Woods." OMG it's amazing.

Stefanie said...

Hmm. From what I remember of Sleater-Kinney, I don't think they sound anything alike.

And I disagree about Sleater-Kinney being "the best." ; )