Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Rilo Kiley - Moneymaker

Rilo Kiley will be releasing their next album "Under the Blacklight" on August 21st.

The first single for the album is called "Moneymaker" and the song and video have already found their way to the web, leading all us adoring fans to drool in anticipation of the upcoming release. In the past, Rilo Kiley's music has been country-tinged indie pop at its finest, but if the new single says anything about what the new album will be like, it will be edgier rock 'n' roll this time around, and I couldn't be more excited. I loved the country-tinged sound of Rilo Kiley in the past, but they have always had a music sensibility that would lend itself well to the grittier rock 'n' roll goodness. Needless to say, I am ecstatic about the prospect of what this new album could be like.

The Moneymaker video starts with several minutes worth of entry interviews with porn stars and their history and why they got into the adult film industry, and the video includes the ones they chose looking like they're ready to "go to work", so to speak. This is not something you'd particularly think of when you think Rilo Kiley, but at the same time, it's not shocking. The former child stars (guitarist Blake Sennett, formerly on Salute Your Shorts, and singer Jenny Lewis was in such classics as Troop Beverly Hills and The Wizard) are showing a darker side of Hollywood, something many child stars seem to have been exposed to.

Check out the video for "The Moneymaker" on YouTube here
And here is a song from their last album to give you a taste...

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