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Mark Kozelek preps spoken word album (listen to “Los Angeles” ft. Petra Haden)


Mark Kozelek will release new album All The Best, Isaac Hayes on April, 24, 2020 via Caldo Verde. That’s the cover art above. It’s spoken word album, but there is musical backing, and two of the tracks feature music by Chris Connolly and another was co-written by Justin Broadrick (Jesu/Godflesh). Petra Haden, who collaborated with Mark on this year’s Joey Always Smiled, guests on “Los Angeles,” which plays out like a diary entry of Mark’s visit to the city. Petra plays a drunk person Mark overhears on a plane, and things end up at the Errol Spence Jr. / Shawn Porter fight at the Staples Center. That track premieres in this post and you can listen below.

In other news, last year Mark and friend/actor/collaborator Kevin Corrigan decided to correspond every day by email for a year. Two volumes of those emails will be released as books on May 5 by Caldo Verde: The Panther and the Honey Badger (A Correspondence) and Zhao Tao (A Correspondence).

Mark and Kevin are doing their annual NYC Christmas show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 19 and tickets are still available.

Meanwhile, the Mark Kozelek with Ben Boye and Jim White 2 album comes out February 7 and there’s a Sun Kil Moon UK/EU tour in May. All dates are listed below.

All The Best, Isaac Hayes tracklist:
San Francisco
Buffalo Valley Rest Area Smith County Welcome Center
Highway 81
Los Angeles

DECEMBER 19, 2019 Sun Kil Moon featuring Kevin Corrigan (A Christmas Show) Williamsburg Music Hall Brooklyn, NY
MAY 11, 2020 Sun Kil Moon Kwadrat Krakow, Poland
MAY 12, 2020 Sun Kil Moon Lido Berlin, Germany
MAY 15, 2020 Sun Kil Moon Mejeriet Lund, Austria
MAY 16, 2020 Sun Kil Moon Storan Gothenburg, Sweden
MAY 18, 2020 Sun Kil Moon Sodra Teatern Stockholm, Sweden
MAY 19, 2020 Sun Kil Moon Amager Copenhagen, Denmark
MAY 21, 2020 Sun Kil Moon Paradiso Amsterdam, Holland
MAY 22, 2020 Sun Kil Moon Hamilton Road Methodist Church Bangor, UK
MAY 23, 2020 Sun Kil Moon Liberty Hall Dublin, Ireland
MAY 26, 2020 Sun Kil Moon Glee Club Glasgow, UK
MAY 28, 2020 Sun Kil Moon Union Chapel London, UK
MAY 30, 2020 Sun Kil Moon Union Chapel London, UK

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