Rilo Kiley is an American indie rock band based in Los Angeles. Formed in 1998, the band consists of Jenny Lewis, Blake Sennett, Pierre de Reeder, and Jason Boesel.
The group released their debut album Take-Offs and Landings under Seattle-based independent label Barsuk Records in 2001.Since then, they have released three additional studio albums and several EPs. In 2007, they were signed with major record label Warner Bros., and subsequently made their major record label debut Under the Blacklight.
Fronted by Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett the band signed with independent label Barsuk Records for its first full-length album, Take-Offs and Landings, in 2001. The band later signed with Omaha’s Saddle Creek Records and released The Execution of All Things in 2002. In 2004, it released More Adventurous on its own imprint, Brute/Beaute Records, which was distributed by major label Warner Bros. Records. The band later signed directly with Warner Bros.
2004 saw a great increase in recognition for the band, as Sennett and Boesel released an album with their band The Elected and Lewis sang backup on The Postal Service’s Give Up. Lewis toured with The Postal Service before heading out on two tours in support of Rilo Kiley’s More Adventurous in the summer and fall of 2004. The album spent late 2004 high on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart, and was promoted with appearances on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Kimmel Live!. The band opened for Bright Eyes on the international leg of Conor Oberst’s tour for 2005’s I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning and was the opening act for the North American dates of Coldplay’s Twisted Logic Tour in Fall 2005. “I Never” and “Ripchord” (from More Adventurous) have been featured in several feature films, including Must Love Dogs, Conversations with Other Women, and John Tucker Must Die.