Just two short years ago, Rilo Kiley was playing tiny rock clubs in support of The Execution of All Things
-- an album that foreshadowed the quirk-rock resurgence by merging bittersweet twang, aching riffs and whimsical orchestration. The Los Angeles quartet, realizing the potential of Things
, has graduated to bigger concert venues, thanks to last year's More Adventurous
, which incorporated tart new-wave riffs and electro bleeps without sacrificing the band's nervy melancholy or penchant for love-obsessed poetry. Although the onstage camaraderie at the Boston stop of its fall tour perhaps betrayed the intra-band tension that had a hand in delaying More
's release -- fire-engine-red-haired vocalist Jenny Lewis appeared to barely acknowledge guitarist-vocalist Blake Sennett onstage -- Rilo Kiley's tunes, including an inspiring encore rendition of "The Good That Won't Come Out," remained joyful.