I love finding out about cool new bands. Rilo Kiley fits that bill.
They’ve got an alternative/country/rock sound that is somewhere between Pavement and Bettie Serveert.
While the guitar playing is great, the thing that really does it for me is singer Jenny Lewis’ vocals. If I didn’t know, I’d swear it was Carol van Dijk from Bettie Serveert, and I love Carol’s vocals.
Here are a couple tracks from their best record, Execution of All Things.
Rilo Kiley also has a new album, More Adventurous, that made Amazon’s Best of 2004 list, and that’s how I found out about them.
I hope you like them.