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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 Drugs: Suck My Cock” and made our own Koz superfan Michael Nelson very sad — War On Drugs frontman Adam Granduciel remained silent. Not anymore. Speaking to the Swedish music… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 28, 2014 - 12:24 pm

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 appear on that album. We were given “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and “O Come All Ye Faithful” in time to add them to our Christmas 2014 playlists, and today,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 24, 2014 - 10:58 am

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 The Koztroversy (eh? no?). Obviously I did my part to help fan the flames of the latter, which sort of came into sharp focus for me last night, while seeing… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 10, 2014 - 12:07 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

Sun Kil Moon: “The War On Drugs Can Suck My Fucking Dick”

Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek is known for his cantankerous on-stage persona, and recently got in a little trouble after calling a Hopscotch Festival audience “fucking hillbillies,” which he took in stride. Now, it seems as though he said some disparaging remarks about the War On Drugs during his set at last weekend’s Ottawa Folk… More »

By: James Rettig / September 15, 2014 - 8:11 pm

Sun Kil Moon Responds To Hopscotch Drama With “All You Fuckin’ Hillbillies Shut The Fuck Up” T-Shirt

I’ve been going to see Mark Kozelek play live since 1995, when he performed at the now-defunct NYC basement venue Fez; it was his first-ever solo show in New York, and it came soon after the release of Red House Painters’ Ocean Beach. (I actually saw him at Fez a couple times after that, including… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 9, 2014 - 4:23 pm

How To Dress Well Defends Sun Kil Moon’s Hopscotch Outburst

At this past weekend’s Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, Sun Kil Moon main man Mark Kozelek faced a loud audience head-on, taking the stage by calling the crowd “fucking hillbillies” and telling them to “shut the fuck up.” Kozelek later said he’d been joking, and he’s certainly got a history of dry onstage humor, the type… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2014 - 2:45 pm

Sun Kil Moon Calls Inattentive Hopscotch Crowd “Fucking Hillbillies”

Sun Kil Moon mastermind Mark Kozelek has been in the game for decades, and he released what might be this year’s greatest album with Benji. He’s earned the right to be a little standoffish to audiences. (Playing Pitchfork’s SXSW showcase this year, he thanked the site for not assigning the Benji review to one particular… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2014 - 9:11 am

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of June 2014: 22 Jump Street, Rectify, The Leftovers, & More

After spending the first half of June on the festival beat, I’ve been watching TV and movies at a pretty ferocious pace these last two weeks, because there’s been a lot of good stuff going on. A whole bunch of shows returned or premiered this month, and in between some surprisingly clever and entertaining summerMore »

By: Ryan Leas / June 30, 2014 - 3:42 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

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Mark Kozelek has now released three songs from the forthcoming Sun Kil Moon LP Benji, and all three have found their way to their respective week’s 5 Best Songs: the brand new “I Watched The Film The Song Remains The Same” is in the upper half of this week’s list. That’s a pretty good sig… More »

By: Stereogum / January 31, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Sun Kil Moon – “I Watched The Film The Song Remains The Same”

Sun Kil Moon’s heartrendingly beautiful and strikingly personal album Benji is coming next month. The songs we’ve posted so far — “Richard Ramirez Died Today Of Natural Causes,” “Michelene,” and especially “Ben’s My Friend” — have revealed Mark Kozelek growing into the stream-of-consciousness songwriting he explored on 2012’s Among The Leaves and absolutely flourishing. But… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 27, 2014 - 4:13 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

This week, 2014 kicked into top gear, musically speaking, leaving us with way more than five great songs competing for space in our list of the week’s best. We had to leave out truly excellent cuts from Protomartyr, Woods Of Desolation, and Primitive Parts, as well as long-awaited new tracks from longtime favorites like JennyMore »

By: Michael Nelson / January 17, 2014 - 2:42 pm

Sun Kil Moon – “Ben’s My Friend”

For someone with such a painfully distinctive style and voice, Mark Kozelek’s songwriting sure has evolved a lot over the years since the early days of Red House Painters. In recent years the slowcore founding father’s transformation has been especially evident, and nowhere is that truer than “Ben’s My Friend,” the closing track from the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 10, 2014 - 3:00 pm