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Performers Rilo Kiley

Warner Bros. | August 17, 2004 | Compact Disc

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Rilo Kiley: Jenny Lewis (vocals, guitar, harmonica, Mellotron, keyboards); Blake Sennett (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Mellotron, ARP synthesizer); Jason Boesel (vocals, drums, tambour, percussion); Pierre De Reeder (bass instrument).
Producers: Mike Mogis; Mark Trombino; Jimmy Tamborello.
Much has been made about Rilo Kiley's fusion of country and rock but with MORE ADVENTUROUS, the band's first recording released outside of the Saddle Creek camp, this California quartet creates a sound more along the lines of Belle & Sebastian's brand of twee pop. The bittersweet ting of primary lyricist and singer Jenny Lewis's words is offset by a leavened use of string arrangements. This combination proves irresistible, particularly on the anti-war opener "It's a Hit," with its compelling mix of brassy fanfare, shoo-bop harmonies, and Velvet Underground-like guitar riffs, all of which only a hint at the audio delights lying in wait over the course of this record.
Mellotron and Moog add a melancholy air to the heartbreak-defining "Does He Love You?," and "I Never" hints at Rilo Kiley's country side via Lewis's aching, Loretta Lynn-like phrasing and the atmospheric blending of strings and pedal steel. This adventurous musical outing leaves room for Blake Sennett's lo-fi, solo acoustic tune "Ripchord," the Blondie-esque "Portions for Foxes," and "Love and War (11/11/46)," a New Wave-like rocker inspired by Lewis's visit to her grandfather in a VA hospital.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 17, 2004

Genre: General

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2004

Label Name: Warner Bros.

UPC: 093624887621

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More Adventurous

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Performers Rilo Kiley

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: August 17, 2004

Genre: General

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2004

Label Name: Warner Bros.

UPC: 093624887621


Title Track Time
1.It's A Hit --
2.Does He Love You? --
3.Portions For Foxes --
4.Ripchord --
5.I Never --
6.Absence Of God, The --
7.Accidntel Deth --
8.More Adventurous --
9.Love And War (11/11/46) --
10.Man/Me/Then Jim, A --
11.It Just Is --

Editorial Notes

Rilo Kiley: Jenny Lewis (vocals, guitar, harmonica, Mellotron, keyboards); Blake Sennett (vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Mellotron, ARP synthesizer); Jason Boesel (vocals, drums, tambour, percussion); Pierre De Reeder (bass instrument).
Producers: Mike Mogis; Mark Trombino; Jimmy Tamborello.
Much has been made about Rilo Kiley's fusion of country and rock but with MORE ADVENTUROUS, the band's first recording released outside of the Saddle Creek camp, this California quartet creates a sound more along the lines of Belle & Sebastian's brand of twee pop. The bittersweet ting of primary lyricist and singer Jenny Lewis's words is offset by a leavened use of string arrangements. This combination proves irresistible, particularly on the anti-war opener "It's a Hit," with its compelling mix of brassy fanfare, shoo-bop harmonies, and Velvet Underground-like guitar riffs, all of which only a hint at the audio delights lying in wait over the course of this record.
Mellotron and Moog add a melancholy air to the heartbreak-defining "Does He Love You?," and "I Never" hints at Rilo Kiley's country side via Lewis's aching, Loretta Lynn-like phrasing and the atmospheric blending of strings and pedal steel. This adventurous musical outing leaves room for Blake Sennett's lo-fi, solo acoustic tune "Ripchord," the Blondie-esque "Portions for Foxes," and "Love and War (11/11/46)," a New Wave-like rocker inspired by Lewis's visit to her grandfather in a VA hospital.
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