Mark Kozelek’s new thing is collaborative albums. He’s released two Sun Kil Moon/Jesu records since the beginning of last year, and his latest team-up is Yellow Kitchen, a collaboration with noted Slipknot fan/Parquet Courts bassist Sean Yeaton. We’ve already heard the heartfelt love song “The Reasons I Love You,” and now the rest of the album is available to stream on SKM’s website.
The first song, “Time To Destination,” begins with Kozelek musing on the 2016 election during a flight to Shanghai last October. Among the lyrics: “Yeah, here we are 11 days to the election/ And Hillary’s now associated with a child predator’s erection/ And Trump wants to build a wall to keep out Mexicans” and “This is a very hard election, isn’t it? These two candidates are both walking, talking, power-hungry, steaming piles of white grits.” Stream the full album here.
Yellow Kitchen is out 6/30 on Caldo Verde. Pre-order it here.