Rilo Kiley has officially broken up. Singer/Guitarist Blake Sennett confirmed in an artice from Spinner Magazine by saying:
“I just felt like there was a lot of deception, disloyalty, greed and things I don’t really want to submit myself to. 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, ‘Fuck that, I can’t do this anymore…I was mad at music— and it wasn’t music’s fault. It was our fault as bandmembers, or partners, or friends.”
This news hit hard for me because this band, along with The Cure and The Smiths, shaped my adolescence. During the years of 2002 - 2007 I was at every show, singing every word and feeling like I have found a modern band I could really relate to. Not just because they wrote a catchy song about the town I live in (Glendora). Rilo Kiley was also the initiation into my group of friends when I transferred to a new high school. On my first day they asked what music I listen to and I named “Rilo Kiley” and they flipped out over the fact that I have even heard of them. Even though it’s been years since high school these songs still remind me of good times and I’ll cherish those memories.
I leave you with my favorite of theirs titled “Pictures of Success” from their first full length Take Offs and Landings which can be purchased here