Thursday, July 26, 2007

The new Rilo Kiley album, Under the Blacklight, is set to drop on August 21. Moneymaker seems to be the first single, and an odd choice. I say that because the affecting and heartfelt Jenny Lewis of old appears to have been replaced by a new lurid version, just not a very believable one. It is reminiscent of the unfortunate transformation of Eskimo folkie Jewel, when what was supposed to be tongue in cheek became all to real. Fans, however, should take comfort in the second leaked track, Silver Lining, a return to their more earnest sound.