In her almost 30 year career, Jenny Lewis has been a child actor (cult films such as Troop Beverly Hills and TV shows like The Golden Girls), and a musician, first with the band Rilo Kiley (formed in 1998) and eventually branching out to a solo career in 2006.
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Jenny Lewis is one of my favorite singer/songwriters. She’s got one of the best voices out there, and this week she’s back with a brand new album called The Voyager.
I’m not going to lie. Jenny Lewis is always amazing. As far as I’m concerned, there isn’t a better female vocalist out there right now (with the possible exception of Sia, our current featured artist of the week).
It will be a couple more weeks before Jenny gets her chance to be our featured artist, but in the meantime, she’s debuted the music video for her first single “Just One Of The Guys” (already one of my favorite songs of 2014). The song features backing vocals by Beck, who also produced the track.
Check out Jenny, alongside some of her famous friends in the video below… Continue reading →
I don’t know how you feel, but for me the last few months have practically flown by… As they say, “time does fly when you’re getting drunk” (or something like that). But since it’s now July, and there have already been so many great songs and albums released in the first half of this year (my personal 2014 “best of” already contains more songs than all of 2013 combined) I thought it would be as good a time as any to compile a playlist with the best songs of the year so far…
2014 has already seen the release of several great LP’s, from old favorites (like Beck, St. Vincent, and Jack White) to new ones too (Parquet Courts, Future Islands), and the second half of the year should be just as good, with new releases from Spoon, New Pornographers, Sia, Jenny Lewis and “Weird Al” Yankovic (just to name a few)… Continue reading →
When Blake Sennett isn’t performing with his main band, Rilo Kiley, you’ll might find him performing with his side project The Elected instead. With Jenny Lewis off promoting her own solo projects, the band released their first disc back in 2004, and followed it up with the excellent Sun, Sun, Sun in 2006.
“The Bank and Trust” was always my favorite track on the disc. I later found out that it was co-written by Jenny Lewis. This is another one of those songs that will get stuck in my head days after I hear it. Let me know what you think.