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The 9 Most Expensive Record Store Day 2015 Flips On eBay

Another Record Store Day has come and gone, and now we get to sit back and watch the lucky few who managed to snag exclusive releases turn them around on eBay for much more than they originally paid. We looked at auctions that had at least one bid — meaning that they will more tha… More »

By: James Rettig / April 20, 2015 - 5:23 pm

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 nervous breakdown while watching longtime pal Ben Gibbard perform for a massive audience on the Postal Service reunion tour. Kozelek and Gibbard have since published a pair of email conversations,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 24, 2015 - 11:41 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

Stream Heirlooms Of August Down At The 5-Star (Stereogum Premiere)

Jerry Vessel used to play bass in Red House Painters, and he’s also a touring member of Sun Kil Moon, the alias currently employed by former RHP frontman Mark Kozelek. Knowing those associations should give you a good idea what Vessel’s own solo project, Heirlooms Of August, sounds like. But you still won’t be prepared… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 25, 2013 - 2:13 pm

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 – “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

Watch Sun Kil Moon Play Fallon With The Roots

Red House Painters’ first album, Down Colorful Hill, came out 20 years ago last month, and over the last two decades, the band’s mastermind, Mark Kozelek, has produced a catalog of staggering power under a host of monikers, including his own, Desertshore, and most famously, Sun Kil Moon. (I’d argue that his name should be… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 9, 2012 - 2:28 pm

Mark Kozelek Albums From Worst To Best

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 »

By: Michael Nelson / June 12, 2012 - 2:03 pm

Sun Kil Moon – “UK Blues” (Stereogum Premiere)

Under his Sun Kil Moon pseudonym, former Red House Painters leader Mark Kozelek will soon release his new album Among The Leaves. We’ve already posted the new songs “Sunshine In Chicago” and “Track Number 8,” and now here’s another one, a six-minute observational traveling-man ramble called “UK Blues.” Download it after the jump. More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 12, 2012 - 10:26 am

Sun Kil Moon – “Track Number 8″

The former Red House Painters frontman Mark Kozelek, recording under his Sun Kil Moon alias, has a new album called Among The Leaves coming out in a couple of months. We’ve already posted the absolutely excellent leadoff track “Sunshine In Chicago.” And now, we’ve got another track from the album: “Track Number 8,” which actually… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 29, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Sun Kil Moon Among The Leaves Details

In a few months, Red House Painters mastermind Mark Kozelek will return with Among The Leaves, the latest album under his Sun Kil Moon moniker. As Beats Per Minute points out, there’s a lengthy description of the new album on the Caldo Verde Records site, which claims that Kozelek mostly recorded the new LP o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2012 - 11:02 am

Desertshore – “Diana” (Feat. Mark Kozelek)

The former Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon guitarist Phil Carney now leads the band Desertshore, and he’s tapped his former boss in both those bands, depression-rock godhead Mark Kozelek, to sing and play bass on new Desertshore album Drawing Of Threes. We’ve already posted one track from that album, “Mercy.” Now here’s another: The similarly… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 9, 2011 - 4:49 pm

Desertshore – “Mercy” (Feat. Mark Kozelek)

Desertshore is the band led by the former Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon guitarist Phil Carney. And on Desertshore’s new album Drawing Of Threes, Carney recruited his former frontman in both of those bands to sing and play bass. Below, listen to “Mercy,” a prettily downbeat album track that sounds just about right on a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 23, 2011 - 4:53 pm

The ‘Gum Drop LXIV: Hear New Mark Kozelek, Win A Hello Kitty Guitar

Mark Kozelek’s removed both his Sun Kil Moon and his earlier Red House Painters moniker for The Finally LP, a collection of ten covers including Low’s “Lazy,” Stephen Sondhiem’s “Send In The Clowns,” Will Oldham’s “New Partner,” and this week’s ‘Gum Drop, Hüsker Dü’s “Celebrated Summer.” Many of the songs originally showed up on compilations,… More »

By: brandon / November 19, 2008 - 11:11 am

Stream Sun Kil Moon’s April

We brought you to Mark Kozelek’s “Moorestown” last month. Now, as Spring approaches, it’s time to dig more deeply into April over at Sun Kil Moon’s MySpace. After initial listens, we’re especially digging the Oldham guest spots, “Blue Orchids,” and, again, “Moorestown” (Sorry, Cherry Hill). Again, April is out 4/1 on Kozelek’s Caldo Verde. More »

By: brandon / March 18, 2008 - 1:10 pm