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Rilo Kiley’s Demise Brings an ‘Emotional’ Farewell – Premiere

Video from rarities compilation inspired by late comedian Bill Hicks

Emotional is the latest video from Rilo Kiley’s recent rarities compilation, RKives. In keeping with frontwoman Jenny Lewis’ expressive lyrics, the clip runs a gamut of feelings, from laughter to anguish, by incorporating vintage black-and-white footage from the 1950s and Sixties.

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“The video makes me think of the way Bill Hicks would often end his act by saying ‘The world is like a ride at an amusement park,'” says the video’s director, Morgan Nagler‘s brother (who goes by the name Morgan’s Brother). “When I originally cut the video, I put footage of Hicks performing that quote with half of it before the vid and the other half after.”

“Emotional” is one of a number of high points on RKives, which collects unreleased material, outtakes and B-sides from the defunct Los Angeles quartet’s decade-long run. The album – the first release from the band since its 2007 major label farewell, Under the Blacklight – was issued on April 2nd through Little Record Company, a label run by the band’s bassist, Pierre DeReeder.

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