The Rich Girls Are Weeping

25 January 2006

It's all of the good that won't come out of me, and all the stupid lies I've left behind. Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett released albums from their side projects yesterday -- the former, a solo album with the assistance of the sweet and eerie harmonies of the Watson twins and the latter, Sun Sun Sun, the second album from The Elected. I've been a long, long time fan of Rilo Kiley, and have watched their ascent to the upper eschelons of indie rockdom with a little bit of pride. Sometimes it's nice to have your taste validated that way!

But I digress -- the fact that both these albums are pretty darn good are a testament to Jenny and Blake's overabundant talents, and I'm pleased that they have outlets for their material that don't quite fit with the artistic agenda of Rilo Kiley. My only beef is that Jenny's album doesn't include the amazing "Somebody Else's Clothes," which I first heard on a live recording about a year and a half ago. I've included it below for your listening pleasure (along with a live version of the album's title track.) The Elected songs below are from a limited ep from Sub Pop given out with preorders of Sun Sun Sun.

Jenny Lewis -- Somebody Else's Clothes (live)
Jenny Lewis -- Rabbit Fur Coat (live)

The Elected -- I Don't Care
The Elected -- Not Me
The Elected -- For You

3 Comments:

Blogger jspaceman said...

Thanks- I've been loving the Jenny Lewis album but haven't had a chance to hear much of the Elected... good stuff.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 2:44:00 PM  
Blogger lessadventurous said...

I think "Somebody Else's Clothes" is going to be on the new Rilo Kiley album, whenever that comes out. They played it as a band for the Live at Fingerprints EP last year.

Monday, January 30, 2006 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

would you mind e-mailing me the elected bonus tracks? i haven't been able to track them down after my computer crashed a couple months ago. and finding that bonus disk is rare now a days, my e-mail is chris.kent86@gmail.com. I would greatly appreciate it! Thanks in advance. :)

Friday, December 28, 2007 7:47:00 PM  

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