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The offender responsible for her near-waterworks on this particular afternoon was neither a person nor a bout of bad news, but Rabbit Fur Coat, the album that forged the Rilo Kiley frontwoman into an indie force in her own spotlight.
Part of that composure stems from her background as a child actor, a tale that’s been well documented (yes, she was that girl in Troop Beverly Hills), as well as from the nearly two decades she spent on the road with Rilo Kiley, the Angeleno indie outfit Lewis co-founded with Blake Sennett in 1998.
Rilo Kiley, the indie rock band fronted by Jenny Lewis, has apparently broken up.
In an interview with Spinner, guitarist and singer Blake Sennett says that he abandoned the band after they finished touring for their 2007 album "I just felt like there was a lot of deception, disloyalty, greed and things I don't really want to submit myself to," Sennett said.
After seven days in the studio were like, “Whoa this is really fun. Finally I bought this shitty Ford, but Jonathan needed to buy a car so we went to an estate sale near our house. To us, it represents unity and satisfaction because the snake is eating it’s own tail it can never be hungry and never want for anything. JL: When we first went into the studio our best friend Morgan said, “You guys aren’t singing together enough.” So we really over-compensated when we went out to Omaha. JL: Even with the band name, Jenny & Johnny, we wanted there to be a very distinct male and female presence. The songs that we write will determine what we do next. JR: We’ll be opening for Pavement and Belle and Sebastian.
With this particular batch of tunes we wanted to go into the studio with my friend Pier de Reeder [from Rilo Kiley] and record some demos. I can parallel park pretty well — I’m a great driver. JR: Yeah, we’re not even going pretend to play it cool. I’ve never seen them live so I’m really looking forward to it.
Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis and Scottish singer-songwriter Johnathan Rice, a couple for five years, know how to have a good time: They go on shopping sprees at estate sales, watch Jacques Cousteau films, and take long drives up the California coast in their vintage station wagons. We knew at that point, having lost the other one, that we needed to buy the car and re-live the fantasy. JR: We call it “The Salad.”JL: I bought it after Hurricane Katrina. Because it’s one of the deepest lakes in the United States and at the bottom it’s extremely cold, the rumor is that Cousteau saw a perfectly preserved army of the dead. A couple of them have been lying around for a while, like “Switchblade.” But others are just toddlers. But as hard as I try to sound tough and dark, I still sound cute. This album marks the most time either one of us have spent in the same place over the course of our entire relationship.
Seemingly baby steps, I know, but worlds better than perpetually expecting him to segue into a karaoke rendition of "Your Body Is a Wonderland".Though that record is likely to be the band's last, Sennett says that the group have a backlog of unreleased material."I think we're going to try and release a two-disc set of 40 songs, or something." Photos: Rilo Kiley at the 2007 mtv U Woodies Since the other three members of the band – Lewis, Pierre de Reeder and Jason Boesel – have not mentioned anything in public about a break up, there is some possibility that the band may continue on without Sennett. We started singing together first and then writing together. Johnathan would be working on a song in the living room and I’d be in the kitchen doing the dishes, so I’d sing along. Who would win a tag team battle: Jenny & Johnny, She & Him, Matt & Kim, or Sonny & Cher? But I guess that’s not She and Him, that’s She & Ben.