"Little Boxes" by Jenny Lewis

Even though Rilo Kiley is officially gone as they announced their break up this week (like, “here’s to all the pretty words”), Showtime’s Weeds is back and better than ever!

To celebrate the cyclical nature of comings and goings (of great bands and the hilarious series), here is Jenny Lewis, the Hannah Nefler of all our hearts, singing her beautiful, borderline angelic, quite literal rendition of  the Weeds intro song,  “Little Boxes” featuring actual little boxes!   Symbolizing the occasionally suffocating, definitely restrictive nature of traditional gender notions, marriage, and the sometimes monotonously homogeneous nature of life in suburbia, this video is my favorite version of the widely-interpreted “Little Boxes” theme to date!  Enjoy!

  • Alec Trael

    um hello hellogiggles readers, fanatics, and maybe editors. Yes I would like you to be aware that Regina Spektor covered it too…. That is all. :)

  • Tish Robbins

    Don’t forget to credit Johnathan Rice for this version to. Jenny’s voice doesn’t go quite so low.

  • Edward Hansen

    Oh I know-it’s more about Jenny Lewis than anything. Also, many, many, MANY people have covered this song-again-it’s just about Jenny Lewis for me :)

  • Pauli Fw

    I love Jenny Lewis so much. I was a bit sad when I heard the news that RK was disbanding. However, I look forward to Jenny’s future endeavors.

  • Ashley Wilson

    I think Zooey needs to cover this song as well. How amazing would that be?

  • Laura Bickers

    I literally just went to See Jenny Lewis, Johnathan Rice and Bright Eyes last night. She’s really rather incredible.

  • Rebecca Lynn

    I have been dreading the official break up notice since Acid Tongue. Oh, ends of eras. At least the lovely lady is still belting the tunes. Blake Sennet also, though I’ve not listed to much of his solo stuff.

  • Catherine Bruno

    noooooo!!! I love Rilo Kiley! Oh well easy come, easy go.

  • Amy Danielle

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo i didn’t know they were breaking up!! heart. broken.

  • Millie Prince

    so glad that someone on this site finally wrote about Jenny Lewis.

  • Alexandra Hoey

    “Are we breakinggg uppp?” This is sad news indeed. However, Jenny really is the best part of Rilo Kiley, so as long as she continues to bless us with her amazingness then I think I’ll be okay.

    ps: I will admit Jenny & Johnny’s version of “Little Boxes” is quite fantastic, but I’m afraid nothing will beat Malvina Reynold’s version for me!

  • Amber Alvarado

    she will always be my grade A wilderness girl.

  • Jenn Martin

    I’m am incredibly sad this band has broken up. I’ve loved Rilo Kiley for years. I was fortunate enough to see them before at the Higher Ground in Vermont in 2005 with The Brunettes and Nada Surf; it’s a night I will never forget. RIP Rilo Kiley.

  • Mary Sizelove

    Rilo Kiley fan too guys. Thanks so much for showing us this! Love Jenny’s sweet voice!

  • Katie Jones

    Rilo Kiley stopped being awesome after 2004. I have spent my lamentations.

  • Roshan Sukhla

    RIP Rilo Kiley, sadly never got to see them live in Australia :(
    Love the J&J version of Little Boxes, Jenny Lewis forever xx

  • Dani Schwam

    Rilo Kiley breaking up is extremely tragic. But Jenny Lewis’ music and The Elected and whatnot are still amazing!

  • Katie Freeland

    I think the best part of this is the fact that Death Cab for Cutie covered this song, too. Cyclical, ftw.

  • Megan Younce

    THANK YOU FOR MENTIONING HANNAH NEFLER! Jenny will always be Hannah to me <3

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