Rilo kiley announce their split :(

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    Jul 13, 2011 6:47 PM GMT
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    Country-pop band Rilo Kiley have split up, guitarist Blake Sennett has said.

    The quartet, who feature Jenny Lewis as their lead singer, were thought to be on hiatus while Sennett recorded as part of The Elected and Lewis worked as part of Jenny and Jonny with her partner Jonathan Rice, but the guitarist has now said they will not be reuniting.

    Speaking to Spinner, Sennett explained the reasons for the split: "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.'"

    Rilo Kiley released five studio albums over their 13 year career, with the last, 'Under The Blacklight', in 2007. Sennett also spoke dismissively of the album, saying: "I don't think it was our best record by far. I think that it could have been our best but I think we were under pressure. There were some of our best songs on that record but some of our worst songs. We have a ton of old tracks that are better than a lot of the stuff that did make the record."

    Sennett has said that he intends to release a compilation of the band's unreleased material, adding: "I think we're going to try and release a two-disc set of 40 songs, or something. I think that can be more considered like our last release, to me."


    favorite Rilo kiley song?

    mine--



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    Jul 13, 2011 7:45 PM GMT
    Country? I have never thought of them as a "country-pop band".
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    Jul 13, 2011 7:55 PM GMT
    Flamedown saidCountry? I have never thought of them as a "country-pop band".


    maybe it's this song from 'more adventurous' that makes them 'country pop'--



    or Jenny's solo endeavors-- 'rabbit fur coat'

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    Jul 13, 2011 8:09 PM GMT
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    Flamedown saidCountry? I have never thought of them as a "country-pop band".


    maybe it's this song from 'more adventurous' that makes them 'country pop'--



    or Jenny's solo endeavors-- 'rabbit fur coat'



    I see, those songs were not that country. There was slight influences, but I digress. Anywho, I have never really gotten into them, I do remember they had a lead single a few years back that I really liked. I can not remember the name of it.
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    Jul 13, 2011 8:47 PM GMT
    Long overdue imo. As much as I love the 1st 2 records and to a lesser extent 'more adventerous', everything else has been awful and full of ego. The alt country, comes from jenny lewis' solo work with the watson twins.
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    Jul 14, 2011 4:12 AM GMT
    Moneymaker is a great song by them