Jenny Lewis

Posted: April 2, 2008 in music
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Jenny Lewis (born January 8, 1976, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American singer, musician, and actress.
Lewis is a current member and lead singer of the indie rock band Rilo Kiley, and has also released a solo album. She is a former child actress.
In 1998, she and friends Pierre De Reeder, Blake Sennett and Dave Rock formed the band Rilo Kiley. (Rock was later replaced by Jason Boesel.) In an interview with NPR’s All Songs Considered, Lewis remarked that she wanted to name the group Love’s Way (after her parents’ lounge act in Las Vegas), but Sennett “didn’t go for it.”
Beginning with a country sound, Rilo Kiley gravitated toward a downbeat indie rock sound, and with its 2004 album More Adventurous found widespread success. Critics such as Pitchfork Media attributed this to the “wise” decision to front Lewis on most of the songs (on earlier albums, Sennett contributed about half the vocals). The song “Portions for Foxes” was a hit, and in 2005 the band was picked up by Warner Bros.

This was the first song that attracted me to her sound, really love her voice.

Portions for Foxes

Rilo Kiley’s 2007 album Under the Blacklight was released directly by major label Warner Bros.
And this is one of my favorite tracks on that album. If you don’t have either of the albums, shame on you.
Silver Lining

In 2004, Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes invited Lewis to record a solo record for record label Team Love. Described by Lewis as “a kind of soul record,” Rabbit Fur Coat (released January 24, 2006) features contributions from Oberst, M. Ward, and Maroon 5 guitarist James Valentine. Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie (and Lewis’s bandmate in The Postal Service) guests on a cover of The Traveling Wilburys’ “Handle With Care.” The Watson Twins provide accompaniment on the album, billed as Jenny Lewis with the Watson Twins. Lewis toured with the Watson Twins in support of the album three times in 2006. [Wikipedia]

This song is from that album, and this is an appearance on London Live.
You are what you love

  1. Anonymous says:

    She’s a wonderful person, too. So is everybody in RK. Amazing, really.

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