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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 and consider the whole situation. (Though to their credit, our commenters have brought up the sexist and homophobic nature of Kozelek’s comments numerous times.) Today Perfect Pussy’s Meredith Graves published… More »

By: James Rettig / October 8, 2014 - 1:16 pm

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” and was written in response to a mostly one-sided beef that’s been playing out over the past few weeks. In an open letter on his website, Kozelek had asked if… More »

By: James Rettig / October 7, 2014 - 12:02 am

Mark Kozelek, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

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 »

By: Michael Nelson / October 6, 2014 - 10:49 am

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 Kozelek complained about the War On Drugs’ set drowning out his own at the Ottawa Folk Fest and invited the band to suck his dick. Since then, Kozelek has madeMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014 - 4:41 pm

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 Moon and War On Drugs would have wound up embroiled in the year’s biggest beef (non-Morrissey division). And good for you, if you did make that bet, because you are… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 30, 2014 - 1:19 pm

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 bands who made Stereogum’s two favorite albums of 2014. The two bands were playing at the same time during the Ottawa Folk Fest, and when the War On Drugs’ sound threatened… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 29, 2014 - 12:08 pm

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… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 26, 2014 - 2:04 pm

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 its upkeep, Shorebird is putting together a crowdfunded multimedia initiative called Project Carousel, which includes a collection of music. In that collection, you’ll find a 7″ of unreleased Townes Va… More »

By: 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 of the night at Pitchfork’s SXSW showcase, which took place at Austin’s Central Presbyterian Church last Friday. Here’s some exclusive video of Kozelek performing “I Can’t Live Without My Mother’… More »

By: James Rettig / March 17, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Album Of The Week: Sun Kil Moon Benji

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / February 11, 2014 - 1:29 pm

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 interpretation. Via Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon, or under his own name, he’s done so many notable covers at this point that even a representative cross section doesn’t do… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 13, 2013 - 10:27 am

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 horizon is a release for next November titled Mark Kozelek Sings Christmas Carols. The release is exactly what it sounds like: Kozelek singing old standards, a cappella. You can go… More »

By: Miles Bowe / December 10, 2013 - 2:50 pm

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, with opportunities to explore their creativity and improve their writing skills.” The album’s 16 tracks were all penned by San Francisco-based 826 volunteer Devon Reed, who then turned one over… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 12, 2013 - 9:46 am

Sun Kil Moon – “Micheline” (Stereogum Premiere)

The first track to be premiered from Sun Kil Moon’s forthcoming Benji, “Richard Ramirez Died Today Of Natural Causes,” found Mark Kozelek fucking with an entirely new vocal approach: a rapid-fire, nearly anti-melodic attack similar to one of his primary muses, Isaac Brock of Modest Mouse. On “Micheline,” Kozelek sounds more like the singer we’ve… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 16, 2013 - 11:00 am

Mark Kozelek & Desertshore – “Brothers”

Later this summer, Mark Kozelek, the mordant/funny/depressive driving force behind Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon will release his third album of 2013, after the covers record Like Rats and the Album Leaf collab Perils From The Sea. This one is a full-length collab with Desertshore, the band led by former Red House Painter… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 17, 2013 - 9:38 am

Mark Kozelek & Desertshore – “Mariette” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

For the first two-thirds (approx.) of his career, Mark Kozelek made music for a variety of different labels with which he had signed contracts — 4AD, Island, Sub Pop, Badman, Jetset — and during those years, there were long lean periods where you’d get nothing at all from the guy. In 2005, though, he founded… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 10, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Stream Mark Kozelek & Jimmy LaValle Perils From The Sea

As I mentioned when it was first announced that Mark Kozelek (of Sun Kil Moon) and Jimmy LaValle (of the Album Leaf) had joined forces to work on a new album: Kozelek has scaled back his musical operations considerably over the last decade or so. He’s built one of modern music’s richest catalogs dating back… More »

By: Michael Nelson / April 24, 2013 - 1:45 pm

Mark Kozelek – “It’s Easier Now” (Jason Molina Cover)

Last week, we lost Jason Molina, of Songs: Ohia and Magnolia Electric Co., from organ failure after excessive alcohol consumption. To help pay for Molina’s funeral and medical costs, Graveface Records is putting together a Molina tribute album as a benefit. The album is called Weary Engine Blues, and it’s set to include Molina peer… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2013 - 1:34 pm

Mark Kozelek – “Onward” (Yes Cover) Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Mark Kozelek’s new collection, Like Rats, finds the Sun Kil Moon frontman reimagining songs by a host of artists whom he’s never before covered — Misfits, Godflesh, etc. — as well as a few whose work he’s already put his stamp on. Among the latter group is ’70s prog gods Yes, whose “Long Distance Runaround”… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 25, 2013 - 11:30 am

Stream Mark Kozelek Like Rats

I’ve read and written a lot about Mark Kozelek (of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters fame) in my life, and spent a good deal more of that time listening to his music — I’m not exactly an obsessive fan of the guy, but if you and I talked in detail about my one-way… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 12, 2013 - 1:52 pm