Rilo Kiley – With Arms Outstretched
Rilo Kiley is a Los Angeles Band. Its two lead members, Blake Sennett and Jenny Lewis, were both child actors, and the original drummer (Dave Rock) left the band to pursue a career in film production/writing/editing. As a band, Rilo Kiley has achieved considerable success.
As individuals in a band, Rilo Kiley’s members come off as a bit unsatisfied. Why else would each of them have at least one other solo project, with more on the horizon.
Here is a brief example of each artists’ solo work.
The Elected – Not Going Home
Blake Sennett: guitars, keyboards, vocals
Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins – “Run Devil Run” & “Big Guns”
Jenny Lewis – vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass guitar
Pierre de Reeder – That’s The Way That It Was
Pierre de Reeder – bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, vocals
Jason Boesel – Hand of God
Jason Boesel – drums, percussion
I feel I would be slighting the contributions of Mike Bloom (guitar, lap steel, lap top – who was in the original lineup but contributes less frequently these days) if I did not include at least a link to his solo work as well.