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Mark Kozelek Commits To Playing Israel, Promises New Song “America’s Most Wanted: Mark Kozelek And John Dillinger”

Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek has been the focus of a whole lot of controversy lately; his penchant for being a complete dick onstage has gotten him into some trouble. And he might be courting more of it. During a moment when many other artists are refusing to perform in Israel because of the country’… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2015 - 8:45 am

Targeted Journalist Responds To Mark Kozelek

As previously reported, Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek hit some drastic new low onstage in London earlier this week, improvising a song about a specific female journalist who’d interviewed him via email. He named the woman from the stage, singing that she “totally wants to fuck me” and adding “get in line, bitch.” The journalist… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2015 - 2:13 pm

Mark Kozelek Targets “Bitch” Journalist Who “Wants To Fuck” Him

Mark Kozelek has cultivated a reputation for throwing withering nastiness into his stage banter, but he took it to a new level last night in London. Playing the Barbican on the same night as his spotty new album Universal Themes hit the internet, the Sun Kil Moon leader mostly told self-deprecating jokes for much of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 2, 2015 - 10:07 am

Premature Evaluation: Sun Kil Moon Universal Themes

There’s an old In Living Color sketch about Tracy Chapman, from the time that In Living Color was still on and still vital and Tracy Chapman was famous enough to be a skit-target. Chapman gets off the phone with a record-label guy, insisting that you can’t rush a Tracy Chapman song. Then she goes out… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 1, 2015 - 11:17 am

Stream Sun Kil Moon Universal Themes + Read Mark Kozelek’s Interview With El-P

Sun Kil Moon’s Benji followup Universal Themes is available to stream now, a day ahead of its official release. The new record features previously heard tracks “The Possum,” “Ali/Spinks 2” and “Garden Of Lavender.” It comes paired with an interview with El-P, and the two seem to have made up after a negative encounter that… More »

By: James Rettig / June 1, 2015 - 8:53 am

Mark Kozelek’s Role In Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth Revealed At Cannes Premiere

In addition to recording as Sun Kil Moon and previously fronting Red House Painters, Mark Kozelek has done some acting in his day. He has a role in Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s new movie Youth, which was being translated as The Early Years at one point. The movie, which stars Michael Caine, Rachel Weisz, Paul… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 20, 2015 - 3:38 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

We had this list laid out last night, hours before Mark Kozelek dropped a new track off the upcoming Sun Kil Moon record, Universal Themes. No surprise: It was — and is — a very good song. So we had to reassess and reorganize. Sharon Van Etten’s “Remembering Mountains” was ultimately dropped so we could… More »

By: Stereogum / May 15, 2015 - 1:24 pm

Sun Kil Moon – “Garden Of Lavender”

Sun Kil Moon’s Benji followup is fast approaching — Universal Themes comes out 6/2, and we’ve already heard two tracks from it: “The Possum,” and “Ali/Spinks 2.” (Plus the hinted-at “The Possum” B-side “Cry Me A River Williamsburg Sleeve Tattoo Blues” of course). Now here’s a fourth: “Garden Of Lavender” is another ten-minute opus, a… More »

By: James Rettig / May 14, 2015 - 7:25 pm

Sun Kil Moon’s Universal Themes Will Stream 6/1 With An Interview By El-P

At last year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, Run The Jewels found themselves playing at the same time as Sun Kil Moon. And to get ahead of anything like the War On Drugs beef, the duo led the crowd in a chant of “Suck my dick, Sun Kil Moon.” Even as they were issuing fellatio invitations,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 4, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Sun Kil Moon & Jesu Are Making An Album Together

Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek may come off as a curmudgeonly bastard, but it’s not like he doesn’t have friends. He totally has friends! For instance: Ben Gibbard! Also: A guy who used to be in Napalm Death! Justin K. Broadrick, who co-founded Napalm Death as a teenager, went on to make emotive deep-crunch industrial… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 27, 2015 - 12:13 pm

Sun Kil Moon – “Ali/Spinks 2″

Sun Kil Moon announced Benji follow-up Universal Themes last month, and although the album contains the previously released “The Possum” and “Cry Me A River Williamsburg Sleeve Tattoo Blues,” we haven’t heard any actual new music until now. “Ali/Spinks 2″ continues Mark Kozelek’s recent stream-of-consciousness approach, but his lyrics are set in electric rock music… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 6, 2015 - 1:49 pm

Watch Mark Kozelek Fill In On Guitar For His Broken-Handed Friend Ben Gibbard

One of the many showstoppers on Sun Kil Moon’s Benji was album closer “Ben’s My Friend,” a song about Mark Kozelek having something of a nervous breakdown while watching longtime pal Ben Gibbard perform for a massive audience on the Postal Service reunion tour. Kozelek and Gibbard have since published a pair of email conversations,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 24, 2015 - 11:41 am

Sun Kil Moon – “Sick Again” (Led Zeppelin Cover)

MOJO is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s sixth album with a tribute comp called Physical Graffiti Redrawn that will be included with the April 2015 issue. Among the new covers included on the collection is one from Sun Kil Moon, who took on “Sick Again.” Mark Kozelek turns the bluesy closing track into… More »

By: James Rettig / February 22, 2015 - 3:02 pm

Sun Kil Moon Announce New Album Universal Themes

Mark Kozelek has announced that the next Sun Kil Moon album will be called Universal Themes, and will be out June 2nd via Caldo Verde Records. The Benji follow-up was recorded over this year and last in San Francisco and Hoboken, and features percussion from Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth. The album will contain last… More »

By: James Rettig / February 18, 2015 - 11:18 pm

War On Drugs Frontman Speaks At Length About “Unhappy Old Dude” Mark Kozelek, Plans “A Lot Of Recording” Next Month

The most surprising thing about the biggest music beef of last year was that it was relatively one-sided. While Mark Kozelek pumped out two different diss tracks, hinted at a third, and wouldn’t let up at concerts, the War On Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel stayed pretty quiet. Granted, one of the few times he did… More »

By: James Rettig / January 28, 2015 - 9:21 am

Mark Kozelek Is Halfway Through His Benji Follow-Up, Hopefully Out By Fall

In a new interview with The Omaha World-Herald, Mark Kozelek says that he’s well underway with his Benji followup. “Luckily, I’m working on a new album now and hopefully that could be out by fall,” he said. “I respond to what’s happening around me. [Sonic Youth drummer] Steve Shelley was telling me the other night,… More »

By: James Rettig / January 25, 2015 - 11:00 am

Mark Kozelek Keeps Adam Granduciel Feud Burning, Hints At Third Diss Track

Sun Kil Moon played a show last night in London’s borough of Hackney, and Mark Kozelek spent a lot of time between songs talking about … the War On Drugs. Said Uncut’s John Mulvey in his review of the show: “[I]f at times the whole business [with the War On Drugs] has seemed like a… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / December 4, 2014 - 5:42 pm

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

By: Stereogum / December 2, 2014 - 9:39 am

War On Drugs: Benji Is “Such A Beautiful Record”

The feud between the War On Drugs and Sun Kil Moon has been long and weird; it probably hit its lowest point with this bullshit. It’s easy to imagine the beef heating up as year-end list season approaches its apex and their (great) respective albums fight it out for top spots. But in a recent… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 1, 2014 - 9:54 am

Mark Kozelek’s “The Possum” Getting Vinyl Release With Snarky New B-Side

Mark Kozelek’s new song as Sun Kil Moon “The Possum” will be getting a physical release via Cameron Crowe’s Vinyl Films and Kozelek’s own Caldo Verde label, and the label’s website reveals that the release will have a B-side with a very snarky name: “Cry Me A River Williamsburg Sleeve Tattoo Blues.” The 10″ will… More »

By: James Rettig / November 28, 2014 - 8:10 pm
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