Australian Americana singer/songwriter Katie Brianna on the album that helped her transform herself and stake out her independence as a young woman - Rilo Kiley’s 2007 swan song ‘Under the Blacklight’.
We make the case for the album as Rilo Kiley’s best record - and how it represents a breadth and musical ambition beyond their previous catalogue. We discuss the songs fall in the evolution of frontwoman Jenny Lewis, from RK’s indie rock origins to her subsequent solo success. Katie talks about why 'Under the Blacklight’ is the album she wishes she was 'cool enough’ to make, and we really overwork the 'your band is your baby’ metaphor.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the filmBenjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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