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Tis the Season for Rilo Kiley Covers

Yes, I know. I've been writing a poem on the premise "your older sister listened to Rilo Kiley" for a while now because I feel like that's a friend's hip old sister in the mid-2000s band of choice. I did listen to Rilo Kiley (and adore Jenny's solo career) but I wasn't in to them in their heyday, so to speak. I bought "Under the Blacklight" at Target after a college class one day if I remember correctly. 

Also, side note: You MUST listen to Jenny Lewis's instagram lives - they are so, so good. Just saying. 

Well it turns out Bandcamp is releasing a Rilo Kiley tribute album, which is well deserved as they were truly one of the best indie bands to emerge from the early 2000s. The album "No Bad Words For The Coast Today: The Execution Of All Things Covers Comp" celebrates the RK 2002 "Execution of All Things," which is one of the band's best works. The full album featuring indie bands like Adult Mom and Diet Cig will be out on November 6th, but you can hear two of the covers already - from Sad13 ("Paint's Peeling") and Mannequin Pussy ("The Execution of All Things.") Go here to listen on Bandcamp. 

Proceeds of this album are set to go to G.L.I.T.S., which is "a New York City-based non-profit organization dedicated to supporting transgender people, offering asylum and urgent care for community members. After that date (the release date), 50% of the proceeds will go to the artists and the other 50% will go to G.L.I.T.S."

Definitely excited to buy this album when it comes out and support an awesome cause. Until then, check out the songs above and support Bandcamp.

Here's my favorite one of my favorite Rilo Kiley tracks off "The Execution of All Things." "I'm not a failure, I swear. I wish you could see it from over there. I've done a lot over here without you. I've barely been gone." 



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