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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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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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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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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
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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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Ben Gibbard & Mark Kozelek Discuss St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, & Elliott Smith In Another Published Email Thread

Last November, Ben Gibbard and Mark Kozelek shared a chain of email exchanges about alienating their fans, living in California, and the gentrification of Sa…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | February 2, 2015 - 2:57 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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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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 4, 2014 - 5:42 pm
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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.
Tom Breihan | December 1, 2014 - 9:54 am
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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…
James Rettig | November 28, 2014 - 8:10 pm
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Sun Kil Moon – “The Possum”

Something that's gotten a bit lost in the recent War On Drugs saga: Mark Kozelek can write an absolutely incredible song. There were a whole…
Tom Breihan | November 21, 2014 - 8:36 am
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