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Jenny Lewis

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Jenny Lewis (born January 8, 1976, in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an indie folk singer/songwriter/guitarist, who is best known for being the lead singer and guitarist for the indie rock band Rilo Kiley. She has released three solo albums, 2006’s “Rabbit Fur Coat” (with The Watson Twins), 2008’s “Acid Tongue” and 2014’s “The Voyager”. She is also a former child actress.

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In 1995, she formed the band Rilo Kiley along with her friends Pierre De Reeder, Blake Sennett and Dave Rock (later replaced by Jason Boesel). Beginning with a sound, Rilo Kiley gravitated toward a downbeat indie rock sound, and with their 2004 album More Adventurous found widespread success. Critics such as Pitchforkmedia attributed this to the “wise” decision to front Lewis on most of the songs (on earlier albums, Sennett contributed about half the vocals). The song “Portions for Foxes” was a hit, and in 2005 the band was picked up by Warner Bros., putting them on a major label for the first time. They opened for Coldplay on their U.S. tour in 2005.

In 2002, Lewis was asked to contribute some female vocals for The Postal Service, whose album Give Up was an international success. Lewis performed in the video for the hit “We Will Become Silhouettes”, and toured with the band in 2003. Lewis also contributed vocals to several tracks on the 2004 Cursive album The Ugly Organ.

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  • Kaitlynnnn

    I'm so glad the default picture finally changed. I usually love Jenny's style but those rainbow suits need to be killed with fire.

    11 Feb 3:52pm Reply
  • girldontcome

    I hate how the most deplorable comment on this page was posted on my birthday. Oh well, Jenny I love u forever. <3

    8 Jan 1:15am Reply
  • stwza

    I've given it two attempts now, and while I don't hate it, it's not going to see near as many plays as her previous solo or RK works.

    4 Jan 11:54pm Reply
  • derpovic

    New album is good, music is amazing but her lyrics are what bothers me the most. They sound like teenager whos in love wrote them

    1 Jan 11:56am Reply
  • sumidiotdude

    voyager seriously grew on me a ton

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • turnupthenight

    new album is great!!

    22 Dec 2014 Reply
  • yoda_soda

    Free Alt Country, Singer Songwriter http://www.last.fm/music/Matt+McFarren

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • sometimesoon

    Voyager is actually really good. Best thing to come off of Warner in forever.

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • gfdsagfdsagfdsa

    Trying so hard to like the new album, but it's not happening :(

    8 Dec 2014 Reply
  • lrreplaceable_

    i've made up my mind about the voyager and i really like it

    23 Nov 2014 Reply
  • thundersheep

    @JML897 You're probably right. I should have said "more consistent" than anything I've heard from RK. I feel like the highs of some of the previous albums can't be topped, but as an overall listening experience, I REALLY enjoy The Voyager start to finish.

    21 Oct 2014 Reply
  • ripchord

    the new LP is great but if Friday's show in Glasgow is anything to go by, she has became increasingly smarmy over the years. disappointing." Not surprising. I used to really enjoy Jenny, but her ego really shines through on her later records. She really bought into her own hype. A shame.

    8 Oct 2014 Reply
  • imorale

    She is going to be on an upcoming episode of 'Austin City Limits' this fall. Photos and notes from the taping: http://www.redrivernoise.com/uncategorized/2014/10/recap-acl-taping-with-jenny-lewis/

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • surajsharma

    what a load of spermless cum!

    3 Oct 2014 Reply
  • JML897

    @thundersheep I'm not sure I'd go that far personally but I totally get why someone would think that. At least The Voyager doesn't have Blake Sennett being a second-rate Elliott Smith clone for 2 or 3 tracks.

    20 Sep 2014 Reply
  • KaraB92

    So brilliant at manchester <3

    15 Sep 2014 Reply
  • nicoinfurs

    one of the best support acts I've seen (opened for Beck yesterday)

    10 Sep 2014 Reply
  • thundersheep

    I hate to say it, but I might like The Voyager more than any of her albums with Rilo Kiley. I guess that's a good thing though... since I can at least expect more solo albums in the future.

    2 Sep 2014 Reply
  • PolyesterMe

    the new LP is great but if Friday's show in Glasgow is anything to go by, she has became increasingly smarmy over the years. disappointing.

    1 Sep 2014 Reply
  • pupuconsangre

    how can i hear the song called "razor burn" i tried so much times but nothing, pleasee help mmmeememememmememe :(((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

    24 Aug 2014 Reply
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