Rilo Kiley is the greatest band ever. Ok, that might be a bit of an exaggeration. Ok, ok, it's completely an exaggeration. But that doesn't change the fact that they're one of most enjoyable bands I've heard lately.
Rilo Kiley would qualify as an indie/rock/alt-rock/alt-pop/punk group. Though I tend to be over-inclusive in my music classification.
I first came across them this summer, listening to the Freedom Rock show on Cities97, out of Minneapolis. Freedom Rock is an hour long showcase of new, foreign, and independent music. Rilo Kiley's song "Portions for Foxes" was featured on several evenings, and I liked it so much that I went to check out more of their music.
Initially, I loved everything I heard of theirs. I've cooled to some of it after having accidentally over-exposing myself. It's still all very good music, and some of their songs never got old. "Portions for Foxes" would probably make my top 20 songs list. There are others, too, which I would definitely recommend. "Teenage Love Song", "The Frug", and "Glendora" top the list, with "A Man/Me/Then Jim", "It's a Hit", and "Papillon" following close behind. There's a ton more - they've actually had several albums released, and the fact that they haven't gotten more mainstream play is really shocking. Once you hear them, you'll agree.
Anyways, the point of this blog isn't just to recommend them. It's also an open invite to their concert on the 14th of May. It's at First Ave. in Minneapolis. I'll be home, and Laura, Rachel, and I are already planning on going. Anyone else who wants to join us should let me know ASAP. We'll be getting tickets soon. They're $12. It should be a good time.
The song quote, of course, is from "Portions for Foxes".
There's blood in my mouth 'cause I've been biting my tongue all week