Mannequin Pussy covers Rilo Kiley's "The Execution Of All Things" for tribute compilation - WXPN
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Beloved early-aughts band Rilo Kiley has long been a favorite of, and an inspiration to, a lot of newer indie musicians, including Philly’s own Mannequin Pussy. They’re one of several artists featured on the upcoming compilation For No Bad Words For The Coast Today, which covers Rilo Kiley’s landmark 2002 album The Execution of All Things.

Mannequin Pussy’s Marisa Dabice self-recorded a minimalist take on the album’s title track for the compilation, which was produced by journalist and Rilo Kiley superfan Tatiana Tenreyro and will be released in full November 6.

Dabice spoke to the band’s enduring power in a statement:

“Rilo Kiley is the band where I can confidently say that they are simultaneously one of my favorites but they also give me musical amnesia. By that, I mean I can obsessively listen to their discography for months and then – as though someone placed a curse on me – I forget they exist. This curse is really a gift because when I remember how much I love them, it’s like discovering them again for the first time, that sense of wonder for the songs never goes away – no matter how many times I’ve gone through their albums. I’m awestruck by Jenny’s gift for prose and poetry and her expressive voice, Blake’s tremendous capacity to create “noodly” riffs that never sound cheesy but that always perfectly complement and elevate every song. Listening to this band you can sense the collaboration. Collaboration between talented people can create magic and that’s what they are to me – musical magic.”

Listen below. For No Bad Words For The Coast Today also features covers by fellow Philly artists Sad13, Gladie, Eric Slick, and Anika Pyle, along with Diet Cig, Dump Him, Adult Mom, Lisa Prank, and more. Proceeds will benefit New York-based transgender advocacy organization GLITS Inc. Pre-order the comp via Bandcamp.

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