Wearing a yellow Bob Marley tee paired with seersucker shorts, Blake Sennett casually walks through Club Dada, hours before he will perform to a hipster crowd that looks as if they rolled around in Buffalo Exchange moments before arriving at the venue.
As we sit down for his interview, the lead singer of The Elected band fumbles through the Facebook application on his iPhone, frustrated with social media.
“I have my own personal Facebook, and then I have ‘The Elected’ Facebook, and the label put me on as an ‘administrator’ which, I know that gives me access to things, but how do I post to something if I’m an admin?” questions the former Rilo Kiley guitarist.
As I show him a strategic method to technologically morph from Blake Sennett the man into The Elected the band, we discuss our California origins, and joke about the stronghold technology has over our lives.
I ask him if I’m allowed to say that I was – am – a big Rilo Kiley fan. “Yeah, aw thanks,” he responds, a hint of longing resounding in his vocal chords, “Yeah, I liked Rilo Kiley too. I think we all loved Rilo Kiley,” he says, poking around on his touch screen phone before clarifying, “I mean; not everybody, I just mean, people in the band.” (more…)