Rilo Kiley have announced plans to re-issue their rare self-titled debut ’99 album. Originally only pressed on CD and sold at the band’s early shows, the debut have been out of print since its original pressing 21 years ago.
Rilo Kiley will be made available on limited edition vinyl and digital DSPs on October 2nd via Little Record Company, the label started by Rilo Kiley’s own Pierre de Reeder. The vinyl package includes gate-fold and colored vinyl.
The Los Angeles four piece arrived on the music scene in 1998 with their very first show at Spaceland in Silverlake.
There weren’t many unsigned bands being played on MTV in 1999, but Rilo Kiley’s much loved first video, directed by Morgan J Freeman, debuted on the network’s iconic 120 Minutes, marking the band’s first exposure beyond the Los Angeles music scene. The hastily made, and utterly charming, video for “Frug” includes scenes from Freeman’s feature film Desert Blue, starring Kate Hudson, Casey Affleck, and Christina Ricci.
Rilo Kiley went on to release four more enduring influential and beloved studio albums: 2001’s Take Offs And Landings, 2002’s The Execution Of All Things, 2004’s More Adventurous & 2007’s Under The Blacklight.