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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 two solo albums, 2006’s “Rabbit Fur Coat” (with The Watson Twins) and 2008’s “Acid Tongue”. 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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  • 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 11:14pm Reply
  • KaraB92

    So brilliant at manchester <3

    15 Sep 2:47pm Reply
  • nicoinfurs

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

    10 Sep 1:05am 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 4:30am 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 7:33pm Reply
  • pupuconsangre

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

    24 Aug 9:37pm Reply
  • LM_77

    Love her

    23 Aug 1:12pm Reply
  • harddancing

    Album of the year so far for me

    16 Aug 7:01pm Reply
  • HorrorChemical

    I gave an honest effort to like her, and she simply isn't for me. Moving on.

    14 Aug 3:21am Reply
  • SarahMarie43

    I saw her live a few years ago with Johnathan Rice. So fucking good!

    8 Aug 1:00pm Reply
  • crickton

    She's back.

    7 Aug 3:31pm Reply
  • Unknowingly

    i agree with @xJakeGuitarx

    6 Aug 12:26am Reply
  • dunk32-2007

    You are back!!

    1 Aug 2:11pm Reply
  • xJake_Guitarx

    Currently, obsessed with "The Voyager" I cannot stop listening to it! One of the best records of the year, in my honest opinion! So happy to have new Jenny Lewis back in my life.

    1 Aug 5:00am Reply
  • AugustoF_

    <3

    30 Jul 12:44am Reply
  • rhorewyn

    sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee's not meeeeeeeeeeee

    29 Jul 7:51pm Reply
  • Gabie-

    her new album is so good, love it.

    29 Jul 5:57pm Reply
  • ADAILTONCASTRO

    Just One of the Guys <3

    29 Jul 4:04pm Reply
  • metaphorslies

    5/5 stars for The Voyager! :)

    29 Jul 3:20pm Reply
  • evinced

    Great new album. I've been playing it non-stop.

    29 Jul 2:34pm Reply
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