American indie rock band, Rilo Kiley has announced that They will release their rare self-titled 1999 debut album on vinyl and digital for the first time this October.
The album, ‘Rilo Kiley‘ will out on 2nd October via Little Record Company, replicates the album’s nine-song second-pressing as a digital download and limited edition vinyl.
Comic Dave Foley, who noticed Rilo Kiley carry out their first-ever gig at Los Angeles’ Spaceland in 1998, recalled seeing the band in a statement: “They were good, so good that I stopped fighting for the attention of the bartender and turned to see who it was.
“On stage was a very young, delightfully unpretentious group named Rilo Kiley.” He added, “Between songs, they were charming, smart, and funny. During the songs they were brilliant. After the set, I introduced myself and learned that this was their first public performance. I was astonished.”
Foley continued: “They invited me back to their rehearsal space for Thai food and to hear some songs they didn’t have room for in the set. Dreamily, I filled my belly with noodles and my head with one great song after another. I was in a full-on, pop music fan swoon. Having decided to force me into their lives, I suggested (insisted) that I should fund a demo recording.
“They relented. I also tried to talk them into changing the band’s name. They were unrelenting. A lot of years have passed. I remain proud to know Rilo Kiley and grateful that I had the opportunity and ability to be of some help.”
Rilo Kiley Will Release Self-Titled 1999 Debut Album
The long-out-of-print album — which contained the track “Frug,” featured on the soundtrack of the 1998 movie Desert Blue — was previously solely available on CDs that Jenny Lewis and firm sold at their early shows, previous to the release of their “official” debut LP, 2001’s Take Offs and Landings.
Rilo Kiley Tracklist
6. Teenage Lovesong