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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 »

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 »

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 »

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Mark Kozelek Announces New Down In The Willow Garden EP

As the unofficial Mark Kozelek fan site Sad Reminders reports, the Koz will be releasing a new EP, Down In The Willow Garden, in the…
Peter Helman | August 22, 2015 - 8:17 pm
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Sun Kil Moon & Jesu Announce Collaborative Album Out Next Year

Sun Kil Moon and Jesu will release a collaborative album in February of 2016. On Sun Kil Moon's most recent LP, Universal Themes, the musicia…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 30, 2015 - 11:03 am
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Watch Sun Kil Moon Perform With Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore And Steve Shelley At Latitude Fest

Sun Kil Moon and the Thurston Moore Band played back-to-back at last weekend’s Latitude Festival in the UK. Taking advantage of the occasion, Moore joined…
James Rettig | July 24, 2015 - 4:01 pm
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Mark Kozelek Announces Spoken Word Album, Collaboration With Slowdive’s Rachel Goswell

The typical redemption arc for an embattled entertainer calls for said entertainer to apologize for their misbehavior and do some kind gestures to get back…
Chris DeVille | July 7, 2015 - 1:25 pm
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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 ha…
Tom Breihan | July 1, 2015 - 8:45 am
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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…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2015 - 2:13 pm
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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 i…
Tom Breihan | June 2, 2015 - 10:07 am
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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…
James Rettig | June 1, 2015 - 8:53 am
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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 ha…
Chris DeVille | May 20, 2015 - 3:38 pm
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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…
James Rettig | May 14, 2015 - 7:25 pm
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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…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2015 - 2:08 pm
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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…
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
Chris DeVille | March 6, 2015 - 1:49 pm
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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…
Chris DeVille | February 24, 2015 - 11:41 am
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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…
James Rettig | February 22, 2015 - 3:02 pm
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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
James Rettig | February 18, 2015 - 11:18 pm
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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
James Rettig | January 28, 2015 - 9:21 am
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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…
James Rettig | January 25, 2015 - 11:00 am
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