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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

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

It's been a long and crazy week over here, and the number of worthy nominations for our 5 Best Songs Of The Week far exceeded the number of slots contained by such a format. I mean, Nothing Was The Same has 13 tracks! How the hell do we fit that into a list of 5? More »

By: Stereogum / September 27, 2013 - 5:17 pm

Sun Kil Moon – “Richard Ramirez Died Today Of Natural Causes”

The last time we heard from Mark Kozelek aka Sun Kil Moon (aside from his collaborative albums with Desertshore and Jimmy LaValle) it was on last year's Among The Leaves an album with some pretty bitter (though also funny) lyrics backed by delicate and beautiful melodies. We really loved that album, but after hearing "Richard… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 26, 2013 - 12:29 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 & 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 – “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

Mark Kozelek – “Like Rats” (Godflesh Cover) Video

Mark Kozelek has delivered a catalog's worth of unexpected covers -- most famously dedicating entire albums to covers of Modest Mouse and Bon Scott-era AC/DC, respectively, but he's crafted trademark variations of everything from Wings to Genesis to Ace Frehley to Will Oldham to "Send In The Clowns" -- so it's no surprise that hi… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 31, 2013 - 11:33 am

Sun Kil Moon And The Album Leaf Join Forces For New Album Perils From The Sea

Sun Kil Moon's Mark 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 to 1992 -- when his first album with Red House Painters was released -- but since starting Sun Kil Moon in 2002, his live performances have bee… More »

By: Michael Nelson / November 28, 2012 - 1:18 pm

Watch Sun Kil Moon Play “Track Number 8″ Backstage At Fallon

Much of Sun Kil Moon's 2012 album, Among The Leaves, finds Mark Kozelek writing about his life as a musician, perhaps never more directly than on "Track Number 8." In the lyric, the title is rhymed with "I wrote this one and I know it ain't great," but there's some false modesty in that statement:… More »

By: Michael Nelson / October 15, 2012 - 1:45 pm

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

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

BLOG GAME MARIO CHALMERS filling in for Tom this week, who had a kid or something (it's hard to know since Tom's baby boy -- congrats Tom! -- hasn't showed up on any releases yet). So, let's do this thing, if only for the escape from a world where a team without a fanbase line… More »

By: Corban Goble / June 22, 2012 - 2:09 pm

Sun Kil Moon – “Black Kite” Video

Mark Kozelek's music has mutated pretty significantly over the arc of his now-20-year-old career, but the visual aesthetic associated with his music has remained remarkably consistent, even single-minded. Seriously, look at all his album covers lined up against one another -- you wouldn't be faulted for thinking they all came from the same photographer, if… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 21, 2012 - 11:42 am

R.I.P. Tim Mooney (American Music Club, Sun Kil Moon)

As Exclaim! points out, Tim Mooney, former drummer of the depressive San Francisco alt-country band American Music Club, has died of undisclosed causes. He was 53. AMC frontam Marc Eitzel made the announcement on his website, writing:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 18, 2012 - 1:04 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

Album Of The Week: Sun Kil Moon Among The Leaves

This week is a big one for new albums. Today, the Walkmen's Heaven finally hits shelves. When we made our list of our 25 favorite albums of the year thus far, it landed at #2. Make no mistake: It's a fucking great albums and you need to hear it. Sigur Rós's Valtari is another high-profile… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 29, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Sun Kil Moon – “That Bird Has A Broken Wing”

So far, we've heard a bundle of tracks from the new Sun Kil Moon (former Red House Painters leader Mark Kozelek) album -- "Sunshine In Chicago," "Track Number 8" and "UK Blues" -- and now a fourth, "That Bird Has A Broken Wing," has emerged. It's a stark, ringing acoustic number awash in bleak imagery. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 26, 2012 - 1:01 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