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There’s an old In Living Color sketch about Tracy Chapman, from the time that In Living Color was still on and still vital and Tracy Chapman was famous enough to be a skit-target. Chapman gets off the phone with a record-label guy, insisting that you can’t rush a Tracy Chapman song. Then she goes out… More »

We had this list laid out last night, hours before Mark Kozelek dropped a new track off the upcoming Sun Kil Moon record, Universal Themes. No surprise: It was — and is — a very good song. So we had to reassess and reorganize. Sharon Van Etten’s “Remembering Mountains” was ultimately dropped so we could… More »

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

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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 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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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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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…
Michael Nelson | October 6, 2014 - 10:49 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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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…
James Rettig | September 15, 2014 - 8:11 pm
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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…
Michael Nelson | September 9, 2014 - 4:23 pm
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