As is no doubt painfully obvious, this blog will never be especially cutting-edge or timely. No new bands are likely to be broken here; no new trends in the music biz divined or defined. It's just about the music. Whether old, new, popular, not. This is me being defensive, of course - my attempt to be the first to damn myself for this blog's inherent unhipness. So there. Enough. Move on...
... And give a little more love to a band that's already gotten quite a bit of it in recent years. L.A.'s Rilo Kiley started with Saddle Creek Records before jumping to Warners with last year's More Adventurous. My favorite record of theirs is probably still 2002's The Execution of All Things, but there has been much to love on all of their albums, as today's tunes will attest.
"Love and War (11/11/46)"/Rilo Kiley [from the LP More Adventurous, 2004]
Love and War (11/11/46)-mp3 [left-click]
"Hail to Whatever You Found in the Sunlight That Surrounds You"/Rilo Kiley [from the LP The Execution of All Things, 2002]
Hail to Whatever You Found in the Sunlight That Surrounds You-mp3 [left-click]
"Always"/Rilo Kiley [from the LP Take Offs and Landings, 2001]
"The Frug"/Rilo Kiley [from the EP The Initial Friend, 2001]
The Frug-mp3 [left-click]
"85"/Rilo Kiley [from the EP The Initial Friend, 2001]