Rilo Kiley are not on hiatus. They’re not taking a break. They are officially broken up. Following an extensive tour supporting the band’s last release, 2007’s ‘Under the Blacklight,’ the band reached a boiling point and never quite came back from it.
“I just felt like there was a lot of deception, disloyalty, greed and things I don’t really want to submit myself to,” guitarist Blake Sennett tells Spinner. “I had related that frustration to music but I just thought, ‘I’m not going to put myself in that position again,’ so I said, ‘F—- that, I can’t do this anymore.’”
“That being said,” he continues, “it was probably immature and that came from a place of ego. I think that stuff will rear its head in anything you do, depending on the personnel you surround yourself with; things change overtime and people change and relationships change.”
[…] Sennett says Rilo Kiley have a plethora of unreleased songs that might still see the light of day.
“I think we’re going to try and release a two-disc set of 40 songs, or something. I think that can be more considered like our last release, to me. But I don’t know.”