Mark Kozelek – “Down In The Willow Garden (Version 1)”

Mark Kozelek just released a new EP, Down In The Willow Garden, for free with any purchase over on his Caldo Verde Records website. Along with a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Sick Again,” which we heard back in February, the EP contains a song called “Chapter 8 Of John Connolly’s ‘A Song of Shadows'” and two versions of the traditional Appalachian murder ballad “Down In The Willow Garden.” Today, the first has emerged online, and it’s as ominous and darkly pretty as you’d expect a murder ballad sung by Mark Kozelek to be. Listen below.

The Down In The Willow Garden EP is out now on Caldo Verde.