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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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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 Su…
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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Meredith Graves Condemns Mark Kozelek’s Diss Track And The Language Of Abuse

Throughout the Mark Kozelek/War On Drugs saga that has been playing out over the past few weeks, it's been difficult to take a step back…
James Rettig | October 8, 2014 - 1:16 pm
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Sun Kil Moon – “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock”

As promised, Mark Kozelek has posted his song about the War On Drugs on his website tonight. It's called "War On Drugs: Suck My Cock"…
James Rettig | October 7, 2014 - 12:02 am
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Sun Kil Moon’s “War On Drugs: Suck My Cock” Is Streaming On Monday

The great Sun Kil Moon/War On Drugs war has now been raging for more than two weeks, ever since Sun Kil Moon main man Mark…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2014 - 4:41 pm
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Mark Kozelek Challenges The War On Drugs To Let Him Join Them At The Fillmore Next Week

If you were making such bets at the outset of 2014, you could have gotten some seriously long odds on a wager that Sun Kil…
Michael Nelson | September 30, 2014 - 1:19 pm
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Mark Kozelek’s Still Poking Fun At The War On Drugs

Earlier this month, a bit of festival-stage sound bleedover led to a tiff between the War On Drugs and Sun Kil Moon, the two band…
Tom Breihan | September 29, 2014 - 12:08 pm
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Mark Kozelek Cast In Paolo Sorrentino’s Youth

In a recent interview with Rai Radio 2, Paolo Sorrentino, director of This Must Be The Place and…
Miles Bowe | September 26, 2014 - 2:04 pm
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Unreleased Music From Jason Molina, Volcano Choir, Mark Kozelek Offered To Carousel Crowdfunding

Looff Carousel, which sits in East Providence's Crescent Park, was built in 1895, and it's a beautiful piece of machinery. And to raise money for…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2014 - 12:01 pm

Watch Mark Kozelek Perform “I Can’t Live Without My Mother’s Love” At SXSW

It's hard to imagine a better venue than a church for Mark Kozelek's sparse, meditative songs. The Sun Kil Moon singer took the second-to-last slot…
James Rettig | March 17, 2014 - 4:22 pm
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Mark Kozelek – “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” (Stereogum Premiere)

Mark Kozelek is a brilliant songwriter -- I'd argue he's among the best of our generation -- but he's got an equal genius for song…
Michael Nelson | December 13, 2013 - 10:27 am
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Mark Kozelek – “O Come All Ye Faithful”

Mark Kozelek is gearing up to release his next album as Sun Kil Moon, Benji, but he's looking past the immediate future: Already on the…
Miles Bowe | December 10, 2013 - 2:50 pm
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Mark Kozelek – “I Know” (Stereogum Premiere)

The forthcoming You Be My Heart compilation benefits 826 National, a nonprofit that offers "a variety of inventive programs that provide under-resourced students, ages 6-18,…
Chris DeVille | November 12, 2013 - 9:46 am