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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’s… More »

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Sun Kil Moon’s Universal Themes Will Stream 6/1 With An Interview By El-P

At last year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest, Run The Jewels found themselves playing at the same time as Sun Kil Moon. And to get ahead…
Tom Breihan | May 4, 2015 - 2:08 pm

Sun Kil Moon & Jesu Are Making An Album Together

Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek may come off as a curmudgeonly bastard, but it's not like he doesn't have friends. He totally has friends! For…
Tom Breihan | April 27, 2015 - 12:13 pm

Sun Kil Moon – “Ali/Spinks 2″

Sun Kil Moon announced Benji follow-up Universal Themes last month, and although the album contains the previously released "The Possum" and "Cry Me A River
Chris DeVille | March 6, 2015 - 1:49 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…
Chris DeVille | February 24, 2015 - 11:41 am

Sun Kil Moon – “Sick Again” (Led Zeppelin Cover)

MOJO is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's sixth album with a tribute comp called Physical Graffiti Redrawn that will be included with the…
James Rettig | February 22, 2015 - 3:02 pm

Sun Kil Moon Announce New Album Universal Themes

Mark Kozelek has announced that the next Sun Kil Moon album will be called Universal Themes, and will be out June 2nd via Caldo Verde
James Rettig | February 18, 2015 - 11:18 pm

War On Drugs Frontman Speaks At Length About “Unhappy Old Dude” Mark Kozelek, Plans “A Lot Of Recording” Next Month

The most surprising thing about the biggest music beef of last year was that it was relatively one-sided. While Mark Kozelek pumped out two different
James Rettig | January 28, 2015 - 9:21 am

Mark Kozelek Is Halfway Through His Benji Follow-Up, Hopefully Out By Fall

In a new interview with The Omaha World-Herald, Mark Kozelek says that he's well underway with his Benji followup. "Luckily, I'm working on a new…
James Rettig | January 25, 2015 - 11:00 am

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

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

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

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

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 Sun…
Scott Lapatine | November 14, 2014 - 8:32 pm

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

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

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

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

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

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