• Wed, Jul 13 2011

Video Gallery: My 5 Favorite Rilo Kiley Songs

Aw man, Rilo Kiley broke up. The Jenny Lewis-fronted group was one of my favorite bands in high school and I totally saw them a bunch of times. Here’s a ridiculous anecdote about those guys from my teenage years:

My folks’ house, the house I grew up in, is located in a beautiful, hilly neighborhood on the Eastside of Los Angeles. It’s a quiet and lovely little area off the beaten path. (That’s one great thing about L.A., it’s so sprawling that little pockets can remain relatively undiscovered. Mt. Washington was one of those places up until the last decade or so). One day, there was a lot of strange stuff going on outside the house: someone had parked in our driveway and people were walking back and forth. I walked outside to investigate and saw a photoshoot in progress, a Rilo Kiley photoshoot. The kicker? I was wearing an effing Rilo Kiley t-shirt at the time. Actually. Like a real asshole. So now you know the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to me. Anyway, here are the five RK songs I like the most.

“The Frug:”

“With Arms Outstretched”:

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  • Terra

    “Does he love you?” will probably always remain my favorite Rilo Kiley song, and my favorite all around Jenny Lewis song in fact! The emotions that come out in both the vocals and the music gives me chills.