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Beefs! All hail beefs! Every year we start off with a blank slate, and every year our favorite (and least favorite!) artists bring all of their personal and professional drama and air it out on Twitter and through diss tracks and in snide interview quotes. The beefs vary in size and texture — some take… More »

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 »

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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 has…
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 San…
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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Watch Mark Kozelek Enlist Low’s Alan Sparhawk On “The War On Drugs: Suck My Cock”

This week almost went by with no news about Mark Kozelek. Almost! Last week at this time, Koz was making friends with El-P when Sun…
Scott Lapatine | November 14, 2014 - 8:32 pm
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Watch Run The Jewels Lead A “Suck My Dick, Sun Kil Moon!” Chant At Fun Fun Fun Fest

Run The Jewels and Sun Kil Moon played opposite each other at this weekend's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, which ended up being the…
James Rettig | November 9, 2014 - 11:28 am
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Read Emails Between Mark Kozelek And Ben Gibbard About Alienating Their Fans, San Francisco, And Almost Famous

Mark Kozelek and Ben Gibbard had an email conversation for The Thread where they talked about a bunch of different things, including alienating their fans,…
James Rettig | November 2, 2014 - 12:03 pm
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Mark Kozelek Responds To The War On Drugs With “Adam Granofsky Blues”

IT NEVER ENDS. Yesterday, we reported that Adam Granduciel finally spoke about the whole Sun Kil Moon/War On Drugs debacle, saying, among other things, that…
Michael Nelson | October 29, 2014 - 11:06 am
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The War On Drugs: Mark Kozelek Is “Such A Douche”

Throughout the entire sordid one-sided beef that was Mark Kozelek's tongue-in-cheek campaign against the War On Drugs -- the one that culminated with "War On
Chris DeVille | October 28, 2014 - 12:24 pm
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Mark Kozelek – “Christmas Time Is Here” (Vince Guaraldi Cover)

The announcement that Mark Kozelek would, in 2014, release an album of Christmas standards came last December, along with some of the songs that would…
Michael Nelson | October 24, 2014 - 10:58 am
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Mark Kozelek Played “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock” In Joy Division Style And Joked About Internet Drama In Hollywood Last Night

Well I for one am pretty happy to see that the collective rage of the internet has shifted to Brunchgate after a solid half-week of…
Michael Nelson | October 10, 2014 - 12:07 pm
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