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Mark Kozelek has never cared about his fans.

All right, maybe that’s not fair; I can’t say how the guy feels. He probably cares but he just expresses it poorly or something. Let’s put it this way: Mark Kozelek has always treated his fans like shit. In any case, it’s an abusive relationship,… More »

If you spend enough time with the new Sun Kil Moon album Benji, there is every chance that you will end up crying sooner or later. The first time I misted up to the album, it was during a relatively innocuous moment. “I Love My Dad” is one of the jauntier songs on an album… More »

Mark Kozelek is a prolific artist whose many musical identities sort of serve to hide just how goddamned deep his catalog actually runs. He spent more than a decade as the driving force behind Red House Painters before releasing work under his own name, and then, under the moniker Sun Kil Moon — his current… More »

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Less Than 25 People Attend Mark Kozelek Show In Nebraska

On Tuesday night, Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek played a show in Lincoln, Nebraska to under 25 people, The Daily Nebraskan reports, who reviewed the…
Peter Helman | November 21, 2015 - 10:59 am

Watch Rainn Wilson Accompany Mark Kozelek On The Bassoon

The Office's Rainn Wilson is currently on a book tour in support of his recently published memoir The Bassoon King: My Life in Art, Faith,
James Rettig | November 17, 2015 - 10:09 am

Jesu/Sun Kil Moon – “Exodus” (Feat. Low & Rachel Goswell)

In July, Nick Cave lost his 15-year-old son Arthur when Arthur fell off a cliff in Brighton. Not long after, as a tribute to Cave…
Tom Breihan | October 21, 2015 - 10:00 am

Mark Kozelek – “Down In The Willow Garden (Version 1)”

Mark Kozelek just released a new EP, Down In The Willow Garden, for free with any purchase over on his Caldo Verde Records website. Along…
Peter Helman | October 11, 2015 - 7:30 pm

Sun Kil Moon & Jesu – “America’s Most Wanted Mark Kozelek And John Dillinger”

Mark Kozelek and Justin K Broadrick are longtime friends and associates, and Sun Kil Moon and Jesu, Broadrick's genre-blurring shoegaze-metal band, are putting out a…
Peter Helman | October 5, 2015 - 10:50 pm

Ottawa Sun Responds To Mark Kozelek With Its Own Diss Track

A couple of weeks ago, notorious curmudgeon Mark Kozelek canceled a Sun Kil Moon performance at the Ottawa CityFolk Festival due to a feud with…
Peter Helman | September 30, 2015 - 10:17 pm

Hear Mark Kozelek’s New Diss Track “The Ottawa Blues Fest Is Run By Inbreds”

Last week, Sun Kil Moon was booked to play the Ottawa CityFolk Festival, but Mark Kozelek canceled his performance at the festival in the midst
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2015 - 8:50 am

Sun Kil Moon – “The Weeping Song” (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Cover)

In July, Nick Cave's 15-year-old son Arthur died after falling from a cliff in Brighton. And as a sort of tribute, Sun Kil Moon covered…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2015 - 11:34 am

Mark Kozelek Cancels Ottawa CityFolk Performance Amid Feud With Organizers

Last year, the much-discussed beef between the War On Drugs and Sun Kil Moon mastermind Mark Kozelek started at the Ottawa Folk Fest, when Kozelek…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2015 - 9:22 am

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

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

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

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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | June 2, 2015 - 10:07 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…
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…
Chris DeVille | May 20, 2015 - 3:38 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…
James Rettig | May 14, 2015 - 7:25 pm

Cult Leader – “You Are Not My Blood” (Mark Kozelek & Desertshore Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters mastermind Mark Kozelek makes gentle, delicate, sensitive music that has perhaps counterintuitively found a devoted fanbase among metalheads. As I…
Michael Nelson | May 6, 2015 - 9:58 am

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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