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 Painters guitarist Phil Carney; Kozelek’s served as a member of the band for their last two albums, but this time around, he’s leading it. The album is simply called Mark Kozelek & Desertshore, and we’ve already posted its “Mariette” video. Yesterday, for Father’s Day, Kozelek wrote a short piece for the New York Times website about his father and about “Brothers,” his new Mark Kozelek & Desertshore song. The song, which is seven minutes of placid pianos and powerful words, is about Kozelek’s father, and about Kozelek’s father’s brothers, all of whom are dead. Listen to it here.

Mark Kozelek & Desertshore is out 8/20 on Caldo Verde.