Pierre de Reeder, one of those Rilo Kiley guys — all of whom seem to enjoy putting out solo records, has a new record out. The Way That It Was is a great little pop collage, pulling from some of the best out there while adding lots of his own.
MP3: Pierre de Reeder – That’s The Way That It Was
If you can imagine an alternate career path for Weezer (one where their mid-career stuff sounded more like Ben Kweller), then Pierre’s record might be Rivers’ eventual solo album. “That’s the Way it Was” starts off as a simple folk-inspired pop song, but quickly erupts into a sunny pop tune backed by some a great pairing of banjo and brass.