Entries tagged with: Mark Kozelek

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Sun Kil Moon & Jesu
Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon (Mark Kozelek) and Jesu (Justin Broadrick) recently released "America's Most Wanted Mark Kozelek & John Dillinger" off their upcoming collaborative album, and now they've announced some shows together. Their only dates revealed so far happen in winter of 2016 in Tokyo and Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn show is February 26 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets go on sale Friday (10/16) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (10/14) at noon.

Mark Kozelek just played a Sun Kil Moon show at NYC's Town Hall on Friday (10/9), and he has other dates (solo and SKM) coming up too. All of those are listed below.

Also, in addition to SKM's 2015 album Universal Themes and the upcoming Jesu collab, Mark has a collaborative spoken word album with Nicolás Pauls coming out October 27 via his own Caldo Verde Records (pre-order). And on top of that, all Caldo Verde purchases are now coming with a copy of Mark Kozelek's new solo EP, Down In The Willow Garden. It features an original song, a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Sick Again," and two versions of the traditional Appalachian murder ballad "Down In The Willow Garden." You can listen to one of those versions and the Zeppelin cover (via Stereogum) below.

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Jesu Sun Kil MOon

A couple years ago, Mark Kozelek covered Godflesh's "Like Rats", and he's since teamed up with that band's frontman Justin Broadrick to release a collaborative album under their respective Sun Kil Moon and Jesu monikers. The album is simply called Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, and it's due on January 22 via Mark's Caldo Verde label and Rough Trade. Will Oldham, Low, and Slowdive's Rachel Goswell will also contribute.

As Stereogum points out, they just released the first single from the album, "America's Most Wanted Mark Kozelek & John Dillinger." It includes references to listening to Sonic Youth's first record, Bob Marley and Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny; watching James Blake at a festival; and a letter a publicist forwarded Mark from a fan thanking him for a Sun Kil Moon show in Manchester (which Mark reads in full). You can listen to the whole thing here.

Sun Kil Moon

Mark Kozelek is releasing the new Sun Kil Moon album, Universal Themes, this week (6/2) via his own Caldo Verde Records, and now he's streaming it in full at his website. As you might imagine, it's as wordy and specific as ever, touching on things like if Mark really hates Nels Cline and once again revisiting his discovery of Led Zeppelin. Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley is on drums. Check it out here.

Mark also posted an interview that El-P did with him about the album, following Run the Jewels starting a "Suck My Dick Sun Kil Moon" chant at Fun Fun Fun Fest last year. Here's an excerpt of them talking about the song "Little Rascals":

El-P: The theme of death and affirmation of life are heavy on this record. its clear that the loss of people you've loved has landed you squarely in a place of being grateful to be alive. in my experience i've often felt that intensely for a period of time after someone i love passed and then it faded a bit. sometimes it requires energy to remind myself of the things that seem really clear in the aftermath of death. the "holy shit I'm alive and thats great" feeling can slip away. is it with you all the time or does the writing help you remember and preserve it?

Mark: I'm human like everyone else so sure and I can find myself dwelling on the woes that come with being 48, but I tend to snap out of it pretty quickly and appreciate what I have. I still live in an apartment that I shared with someone for 3 years, someone who eventually died at 34 years old. So, sitting in this very place I am, where this interview is taking place, is a daily reminder of her and what she would have given to live another year. There is a great Muhammad Ali quote: "If you're 50 and you think the same way that you did when you were 20, then you have lost 30 years of your life." Well, I'm pushing 50, basically - am 48 year old - and I've seen things happen in the last 30 years that have given me the perspective that I now have. I'm not walking around in a delusional bubble thinking that me and everyone else I know is guaranteed another 20 years, or even 10. "Curveballs", as my friend Jude said. Jude is the widow of drummer Tim Mooney. He died at 53.

Read the rest here.

Sun Kil Moon's tour hits NYC on October 9 at Town Hall. Tickets are still available.

Stillwater from 'Almost Famous'

As previously mentioned, Father/Daughter Records is releasing a second installment of Faux Real, their compilation series where real bands cover fictional bands from movies and TV. One of the songs on Faux Real II is Porches-related indie band Rivergazer's cover of "Fever Dog" by fictional band Stillwater from Almost Famous. You may remember that Stillwater in the film included Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters' Mark Kozelek on bass (that's him on the right above), and "Fever Dog" was written by Heart's Nancy Wilson. Rivergazer's cover (featuring Hunter Davidsohn) premieres below.

Rivergazer also play the release show in Brooklyn on April 28 at Palisades (the day the album comes out) with Bellows, Small Wonder and Sharpless. Tickets are on sale.

Speaking of fictional bands from Cameron Crowe movies, Citizen Dick, the fictional band from Singles, is getting a non-fictional 7" release for Record Store Day (4/18). The A-side features "Touch Me I'm Dick" (based -- in case it wasn't obvious -- on Mudhoney's "Touch Me I'm Sick") and the B-side features a quote from the film etched into the vinyl. The actual people who recorded the Citizen Dick song are Pearl Jam members Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, and Jeff Ament. It didn't include Pearl Jam's Mike McCready, who played guitar on two Stillwater songs in Almost Famous.

In more news involving '90s coming-of-age movies and music nerds, the Clueless soundtrack got its first-ever vinyl release this week via Universal. In case you don't remember, it features The Muffs, Luscious Jackson, World Party, Radiohead, Smoking Popes, Beastie Boys, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Coolio, Supergrass, Velocity Girl and more. You can pick yours up here.

And lastly, the three-night 20th anniversary celebration of Empire Records began at Williamsburg venue Rough Trade NYC last night (4/8) with appearances by Ethan Embry (who played Mark in the movie), Johnny Whitworth (who played AJ), GWAR and much more. Check out our pictures.

Citizen Dick and Rivergazer song streams below...

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photo: Sun Kil Moon at Pitchfork Festival 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Sun Kil Moon released the most well-received album of his lengthy, fruitful career last year with Benji, and he's already ready to put out its followup this year. It's called Universal Themes, is out June 2 on his own Caldo Verde Records, and includes song titles like "With a Sort of Grace I Walked to the Bathroom to Cry" and "Cry Me a River Williamsburg Sleeve Tattoo Blues" and "This Is My First Day and I'm Indian and I Work at a Gas Station." Like the last album, Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley played on it.

Check out the full tracklist, with a stream of first single "The Possum," below...

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Rough Trade NYC on Record Store Day 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As they usually are, Rough Trade Shops are one of the first this year to post their favorite albums of 2014 list. It's 100 albums long and mostly filled with the bigger indie and indie-related releases of the year, but there's a few surprises in there too. Mark Kozelek will not be happy to see that The War On Drugs placed #2, 8 higher than the Sun Kil Moon record. Mark should be proud that he made the list not once, but TWICE though. His Christmas album landed at #84. Run the Jewels, who are not on it all, have started a "Suck My Dick Rough Trade" chant. Check out their full list below and see more on each album here.

Meanwhile, Rough Trade the NYC venue is open this weekend with Sallie Ford / Crooked Fingers tonight, followed by two shows from The Dream Syndicate.

List below...

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Run the Jewels at FFF Fest (via BV Austin Instagram)

At Fun Fun Fun Fest on Friday (11/7), Run The Jewels were playing the Blue Stage simultaneous to Sun Kil Moon on the Black Stage, and during RTJ's set El-P took a minute to tell a story about how he loves Sun Kil Moon's song "The War On Drugs: Suck My Cock" ("I'm a rapper, we say shit like that") and that he introduced himself to Mark Kozelek before the show saying, "Hey, I'm a fan. We're the guys that are gonna be interrupting your set today with how loud our fucking crowd is." Then El continues, "And he said, 'what's your name' and I said 'Run the Jewels,' and I swear to god he said 'suck my dick Run the Jewels.' And I said "suck my dick Sun Kil Moon!'"

He then proceeded to ("with all due respect") get the crowd to chant "SUCK MY DICK SUN KIL MOON." Check out a video of that going down, below.

We didn't catch Sun Kil Moon's set, but according to The Austin Chronicle he said, "What's the name of that fucking band playing? Just kidding, whatever you're called, I love you guys."

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Hey, remember when Mark Kozelek was in 'Almost Famous'?
Almost Kozelek

Here's the latest volley in the never-ending feud between Mark Kozelek and The War on Drugs. If you've been following along, you know that TWOD frontman Adam Granduciel (real last name: Granofsky) addressed Kozelek's song "The War on Drugs: Suck My Cock" in a Swedish interview, saying, among other things, "He's such a fucking child. And then the song is just idiotic, he's just a fucking idiot. I don't have time for idiots."

Of course, Kozelek responded. How? By reading the whole interview transcript aloud over light acoustic guitar backing and posting it on his site. Mark can't seem to get through a sentence without cracking up. He calls it "Adam Granofsky Blues." Listen to it here.

The War On Drugs at Bowery Ballroom in March (more by PSquared)

You've probably heard something by now about the very one-sided Sun Kil Moon vs War on Drugs feud which resulted in SKM's new song "The War On Drugs: Suck My Cock" which TWOD had not responded to... until now. Stereogum points to a new interview on Swedish music blog Songs For Whoever with TWOD frontman Adam Granduciel where Adam said the following:

Speaking of rivalry. Mark Kozelek. What happened there...?

− Never heard of him.

No? Okay. Then I think that's my last...

− I mean, to be fair to that idiot, what he said in that song... I didn't really have a problem with any of it until I heard the song. First of all, he never met us, and yet said all these things. He's such a douche. I asked somebody if I could get his e-mail, because I wasn't trying to start this stupid Twitter thing, I was just bummed. I went to a mutual friend who explained that he wouldn't give out his e-mail address. So I just got an e-mail through this friend that said "Mark wants to come to the Fillmore, he will write a song called 'War On Drugs Suck My Cock,' you back him up on it and he gets to play 'Beer Commercial Guitar,' then you back him up on one of his songs, 'Dogs,' from his new album. And then he plays 'Beer Commercial Guitar' on one of your songs."

− We were on tour and I thought "this is actually a pretty cool idea, I don't have anything against this guy, this is cool." So I was really excited and was gonna write him back in a couple of days, 'cause I was busy at the time. Then two days later I get an e-mail back from him, saying "the offer has expired, maybe when I get home from tour I'll go to Starbucks and buy your record." I was like "you're such a fucking prick, dude." He was such an asshole, I didn't even say anything. Then he goes to the internet and he "challenges" us to this thing, but I was like "you fucking prick, you already said 'No'!" He's such a fucking child. And then the song is just idiotic, he's just a fucking idiot. I don't have time for idiots. I'm just pissed that he tried to make it come out like he was challenging us. I had already essentially agreed to it, and then the Starbucks comment... what the fuck, dude. Get over your fucking self.

There you have it. You can listen to "The War On Drugs: Suck My Cock" below...

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Sun Kil Moon at Pitchfork 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
Sun Kil Moon

War on Drugs fan Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters) is releasing another album this year, a Christmas album called Sings Christmas Carols, due out November 4 on his own Caldo Verde label. The album features his take on "Christmas Time Is Here," the Vince Guaraldi-penned song from A Charlie Brown Christmas. You can stream it over at Pitchfork, where they also point out it includes a reworking of the classic special's wry dialogue: "Mark, you're the only person I know who can take a wonderful season like Christmas and turn it into a problem....of all the Mark Kozeleks in the world, you're the Mark Kozelek-iest."

Meanwhile, A Charlie Brown Christmas turns 50 this year and its anniversary will be celebrated in NYC with live music from Rob Schwimmer and Mark Stewart, joined by the Church of the Heavenly Rest Children's Choir. The performances happen at The Met on December 20 & 21 with two each day, 11 AM and 1:30 PM on 12/20 and 2 PM and 4 PM on 12/21. "Following the screening of the film, a festive holiday sing-a-long will be led by Mark Stewart." Tickets for all four are on sale now.

DOWNLOAD: Sun Kil Moon - "The War On Drugs: Suck My Cock" (MP3)

Sun Kil Moon at Pitchfork 2014 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

In case you're not caught up, Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek, not long after he controversially called a loud North Carolina crowd "fucking hillbillies", was playing a set at Ottawa Folk Festival in September at the same time The War On Drugs were playing their set, and he called out their sound bleeding over to his stage saying, "Who the fuck is that? I hate that beer commercial lead-guitar shit." He later wrote a letter (which you can read in full below) where he challenged The War On Drugs to collaborate on a song he wrote called "War On Drugs: Suck My Cock/Sun Kil Moon: Go Fuck Yourself." We guess TWOD didn't take him up on it, but Mark's still decided to release "War On Drugs: Suck My Cock," which he just posted to his website. Listen HERE or download it above via Pitchfork.

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by Andrew Sacher

Sun Kil Moon at Pitchfork Fest last week (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)

Mark Kozelek brought his Sun Kil Moon tour to NYC last night (7/24) for a show at Town Hall. Mark's been playing solo shows in NYC fairly consistently for a while now, but this was the first full-band Sun Kil Moon show here in recent memory (or ever?), and in a larger venue than the ones he'd been playing. Mark was joined by a drummer, an electric guitarist, and a keyboardist for the entire set, plus a cellist for part of it. Why the sudden change? Mark said on stage last night, "I don't really know why but my new record, Benji, is doing pretty well. Kids are coming to my shows again. It used to be all old people but now I see 24 year old girls in the audience... because Pitchfork. I used to fucking hate Pitchfork. Now I'm grateful to them."

That wasn't the only time Mark took an extended break to talk to the audience, mostly delivered in his deadpan tone, which was as entertaining as the songs themselves -- though in a much different way of course. While his banter had the crowd laughing, the songs kept the relatively large theater silent and attentive. And for good reason. Mark's a funny guy, but the lyrics on Benji are about some depressing shit. He sang the one about his second cousin Carissa dying when an aerosol can blew up in the trash, the one about his uncle dying the same way, the one about serial killer Richard Ramirez dying, the one about being sad for the day his mother dies, etc. All of this while sitting on his chair, hunched over his nylon-string guitar, and not singing too close to the mic but still projecting through the whole room. His band mostly stayed calm backing him, but a few moments -- like "Richard Ramirez" and "Dogs" -- saw them rising to some unexpected and showstopping crescendos.

A moment both musically satisfying and kind of hilarious came during "Livingstone Bramble" from Mark's album with Desertshore, where he dropped the "I hate Nels Cline" line and, in place of his Nels Cline-mocking solo, the cellist Isabel did her own scratchy, freakout version as the band quieted down to give her the spotlight. Another happened when in between songs, his backing band broke out into a space interlude, which caused Mark to look up from tuning his guitar and say, "Don't do that, it makes me think of 'The End' by The Doors. It makes me chuckle." Then after pausing to think about it, said, "I guess that's not a bad thing... alright go ahead and do it." To end the pre-encore set, Mark changed up the vibe in the room once before by leaving his chair and guitar for the first time during the set, and performing the two final songs standing front and center with just his mic. "Not too fast," he warned the band, inspiring more laughter from the crowd, before showing off that sitting down, hunched over his guitar isn't the only way he's still an excellent performer.

We don't have pictures from the NYC show but check out our photos from their set a week earlier at Pitchfork Festival in Chicago.

by Andrew Sacher


Sun Kil Moon, the current project of Mark Kozelek (ex-Red House Painters), released his newest album, Benji, last month via Mark's own Caldo Verde Records. Recorded with Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth), Will Oldham (Bonnie 'Prince' Billy), Owen Ashworth (Casiotone for the Painfully Alone/Advance Base) and Postal Service collaborator Jen Wood, the album is some Mark's most personal, blatantly honest, and heartbreaking material yet. He sings about the deaths of family members, the Newtown shooting, his childhood sexual experiences, and going to see The Postal Service in 2013 while reminiscing about meeting Ben Gibbard when Death Cab for Cutie played the small stage at a Spanish festival in 2000.

He also sings about watching the Led Zeppelin film The Song Remains the Same, listening to Pink Floyd's "Dogs," and pokes fun at Nels Cline. This is all done with incredible detail, and set to Sun Kil Moon's consistently great somber folk. It's one of Mark's best albums yet, and if you haven't heard it yet you can listen via RDIO. Three of its tracks can also be streamed below.

Mark will be in Austin for SXSW this week where his only show is the official Pitchfork showcase. Later in the year, Sun Kil Moon will go on a US tour following their appearances at Pitchfork Festival and Forecastle Festival that brings them to NYC for a show on July 24 at Town Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (3/14) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Thursday (3/13) at noon.

Steve Shelley was supposed to play as a member of SKM on the March/April European dates but had to cancel, though the band is hoping he will be able to join them on later dates. All dates are listed, with those song streams, below...

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by Andrew Sacher, Bill Pearis and Zach Pollack

Kurt Vile in Austin in 2013 (more by Glen Brown)
Kurt Vile

South by Southwest. Maybe you've heard of it. Anyway, it starts in about a week, turning Austin, TX into one giant cacophonous concert where you can't swing a free canvas tote bag full of complimentary energy drinks without hitting a musician vying for your attention. It's actually pretty fun -- apart from the wasted spring breakers everywhere -- but it can be overwhelming. In an effort to help, we've already highlighted metal at SXSW and given you 10 NYC artists that we think are worth seeing, and here's a list of 50 artists we're excited to see at SXSW from all over the world (a few cross over from those other two lists). More than a few are playing one of BV's many events in Austin this week -- and if you're going, do stop by.

We know most people are NOT going to SXSW (and if you're in that group, you may be sick of hearing about it already), but many of these acts are touring around the US on either side of SXSW so it's maybe worth a gander too. We've also got a handy Rdio playlist with a song from each artist.

An embedded version of that playlist, plus our list of 50 artists we wanna see at SXSW (in alphabetical order), below...

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Kurt Vile in Austin in 2013 (more by Glen Brown)

There's already been three lineup announcements for SXSW 2014, and since we last spoke the music schedule was posted, which revealed more artist additions.

Those additions include Sam Smith, Schoolboy Q, Little Dragon, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Kurt Vile, Mark Kozelek, Chance the Rapper, Bob Mould, Warpaint, Eagulls, Mutual Benefit, Kate Nash, Hundred Waters, Julian Lennon, Isaiah Rashad, Kevin Gates, Weekend, Perfume Genius, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Ab-Soul, THe Fresh and Onlys, Christopher Owens, No Joy, Diane Coffee, Ital, The Pizza Underground and more. More additions are listed below.

SXSW goes down across multiple Austin venues from March 11-16 and includes tons of other previously-announced artists like A$AP Mob, Perfect Pussy, Action Bronson, Ex Hex, La Femme, and many more.

Lineup additions below...

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by Bill Pearis


Bill Calahan's album Dream River has topped MOJO magazine's Best Albums of 2013 list which is in the new year-end issue. Seems about right for a magazine that had both Paul McCartney on the cover of one issue this year and The Beatles on another (also the Stones, Dylan, Pink Floyd, Johnny Marr). Their #2 was a bit of a surprise, at least to me. The Arcade Fire's Reflektor only came in at #18 but they can just be happy with being the issue's cover stars. Check out that cover -- and the entire Top 50 list - below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Sun Kil Moon & The Album Leaf
Sun Kil Moon & The Album Leaf

Slowcore mastermind Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon) and ambient artist Jimmy LaVelle (The Album Leaf) teamed up for a collaborative album, Perils From The Sea, which came out on Mark's Caldo Verde Records last week (4/30). It's as beautiful a collaboration as it sounds like it would be, with Mark's descriptive lyrics taking their usual forefront, but this time over minimal beats and synth textures, rather than finger-picked acoustic guitars. You can stream three tracks from the album, "Caroline", "Baby in Death Can I Rest Next to your Grave," and "What Happened to My Brother," below.

Mark Kozelek will be heading to Portugal for the Vagabundo Festival this October, but before he crosses the Atlantic he'll stop off in NYC for a show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on October 7. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/10) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (5/8) at noon.

He's also got a few upcoming international dates in May and June. All dates are listed, along with those song streams, below...

Continue reading "Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon) released an album w/ The Album Leaf, going on tour (dates & streams)"

Molina Tribute

Weary Engine Blues is the title of a forthcoming benefit album that pays tribute to Jason Molina who died last week. It will be released by Graveface Records and artists contributing Molina covers include Mark Kozelek, Will Oldham, Allo Darlin', Scout Niblett, John Vanderslice, Jeffrey Lewis, Damien Jurado, Jonathan Meiburg (Sheerwater), Hospital Ships, Wave Pictures, and more. The album will be out April 24 and proceeds will go to help medical and funeral costs for Molina's family. Preorder it here. It comes with a screen print by William Schaff which you can see below, along with a note from Schaff as well.

You can stream Kozelek's contribution, "It's Easier Now," below.

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Advance Base - 'The Shut-In's Prayer'
Advance Base

Advance Base (the current project of Owen Ashworth formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone) released his debut album for the project, A Shut-In's Prayer, earlier this year. Stream two of its tracks, "New Gospel" and "Summer Music," and watch the video for the latter below.

Advance Base has a number of upcoming shows this year including a few support dates for Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters) on his upcoming tour which brings both musicians to NYC on September 29 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show are still on sale. Advance Base also plays another NYC show one day earlier (9/28) at Union Hall with Pendulum Swings and Jennifer O'Connor. Tickets for that show are not yet on sale.

It's also just been announced that Advance Base will support Ben Gibbard on many of the dates on his upcoming solo tour, incuding the NYC show which happens on November 5 at Town Hall. Tickets for that show are still available. When we last spoke, The Town Hall date was the only announced date on Ben Gibbard's tour but that tour has just been revealed in full and is mostly with Advance Base except for a few California dates with Damien Jurado (who plays his own NYC show on his tour). All Ben Gibbard dates are listed below.

All lists of dates, song streams, and videos are below.

Continue reading "Advance Base opening for Ben Gibbard after his tour with Mark Kozelek (3 NYC shows total)"

Santigold @ SXSW 2012 (more by Ryan Muir)
Santigold at SXSW

Tickets are on sale at noon for Santigold's show at Bowery Ballroom which is part of a just-announced tour.

Tickets are on sale at noon for the Scissor Sisters show at Bowery Ballroom which comes with the announcement of a new album.

Tickets are on sale at noon for Mark Kozelek's show at Music Hall of Williamsburg. The Red House Painter also has more detes scheduled and a new Sun Kil Moon album on the way.

Tickets are on sale at noon for the Music Hall of Williamsburg Death Grips show, one date in a just-announced big tour.

Tickets are on sale for the Gossip show at Terminal 5.

Tickets are on sale for the Cult show at Terminal 5

Tickets are on sale for the Liars show at Webster Hall

David Johansen of the NY Dolls (Buster Poindexter) plays Highline Ballroom TONIGHT (4/6). Tickets are still available.

(Bears especially) stick around late night for the DJ sounds of Bob Mould (who recently signed to Merge Records and played SXSW).

DOWNLOAD: Sun Kil Moon - "Sunshine in Chicago" (MP3)

Mark Kozelek

Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek has scheduled a few North American dates to happen this fall. One of those will take place in Brooklyn at Music Hall of Williamsburg on September 29 with support from Caldo Verde labelmate Advance Base (aka Owen Ashworth, formerly of Casiotone for the Painfully Alone), who interviewed Mark last year about the film Mark Kozelek: On Tour. Tickets for the Brooklyn show go on sale Friday (4/6) at noon with an AmEx presale starting Wednesday (4/4) at noon. All dates are listed below.

In related news, Mark Kozelek is readying his fifth full length album for his Sun Kil Moon project, Among the Leaves, which is due out May 29 via Caldo Verde. Like 2010's Admiral Fell Promises, the album focuses almost entirely on Mark's voice and nylon string guitar, but Among the Leaves also features an "ensemble of players [joining] Mark for a portion of the record." Download the lead single, "Sunshine in Chicago," above or stream it below, along with the album's artwork and tracklist.

All dates, stream, album art and tracklist below...

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Mark Kozelek

Mark Kozolek will be touring through Europe for a good chunk of February, and playing a few shows in North America in March. To be exact, the Red House Painters/Sun Kil Moon member has only three North American dates scheduled. Luckily for East Coasters, those are in Philadelphia, Toronto and at NYC's Bowery Ballroom on March 18th. Tickets are on sale (at noon, 12/10).

Mark Kozelek also got his dirty paws on the debut LP from Desertshore (named after Nico's LP?), a band comprised of keyboardist Chris Connolly and guitarist Phil Carney (of Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters). The instrumental album, entitled Drifting Your Majesty, was co-produced with Kozelek/the band and is out now via Caldo Verde Records. The band is currently streaming a pair of tracks: check out "Mojave Mirage" and "Gwynnedd". Both are worth a gander.

Full tour dates and some video is below...

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Mark Kozelek

The new album by Sun Kil Moon, entitled Admiral Fell Promises, will be released July 13 on Caldo Verde Records. This 60 minute, 10 song album of original material will be released on CD, digitally and vinyl. The vinyl version includes liner notes and 2 bonus tracks recorded live in St.Malo, France.

All direct purchases direct through the Caldo Verde website will receive a free, limited 4 song Sun Kil Moon EP entitled I'll Be There. The EP includes covers of Stereolab, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, and The Jackson 5.

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone played an early show at Mercury Lounge in NYC last night (4/27). Sun Kil Moon frontman Mark Kozelek is playing a NYC show at Music Hall of Williamsburg on July 26th, 2010 ("Limited seating available!"). The Brooklyn date is one of three upcoming shows he has scheduled. The others are July 29th in London and July 31st at Sommerfesten Giske in Norway. Tickets for the NYC show go on AmEx presale at noon, and then general sale Friday at the same time.

One of Mark's most recent releases was a track on the Yo Gabba Gabba CD.

The track listings for Admiral Fell Promises and I'll Be There are below...

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DOWNLOAD: Of Montreal - Brush Brush Brush (MP3)

Yo Gabba Gabba

Fresh on the heels of the release of the first Yo Gabba Gabba! CD release Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is Awesome!, hitting the shelves nationwide on October 20, W!LDBRAIN and S2BN Entertainment present Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! There's A Party In My City, the first live U.S. touring show. A one-of-a-kind live event, the tour will kick off on November 14th, and will feature music, animation, games, singing, dancing, and special musical guests. Favorites such as "Party in My Tummy" "Hold Still" and "Get the Sillies Out" will be featured in the show. Special guests will also join the party on stage rocking their favorite 'Dancey Dance' moves. Presented using state of the art production elements, Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! There's A Party In My City will offer audience members of all ages an unparalleled experience.
Yo Gabba Gabba!'s live tour plans to make stops in L.A., Chicago and NYC. The New York show happens Saturday, November 21st at Beacon Theatre, where there'll be 11am and 2pm sets. Tickets are currently on AmEx presale. There's a "Gabba Mail" presale (their mailing list) starting October 6th at 10am. Then general public sale starts October 9th at 10am.

The album Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is Awesome! comes out October 20th on Filter US Recordings. The show is pretty well known for its musical guests (Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo, Biz Markie, Chromeo, I'm From Barcelona, Mark Kozelek) and the fact that its co-creator, Christian Jacobs, is MC Bat Commander from The Aquabats. Those guests are respresented on the album, as is Of Montreal, with the song "Brush Brush Brush" (about brushing your teeth) posted above.

Tracklist, album art, tour dates and musical clips from the show are posted below...

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by Andrew Frisicano

Mark Kozelek @ Highline Ballroom - 6/13/08 (A Power of Facing)
Mark Kozelek

Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters will perform at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Thursday, August 6th. Tickets for the seated show go on sale Friday, April 24th at noon.

Kozelek just put out a live disc, Find Me, Ruben Olivares: Live in Spain, on April 1st. He'll be releasing another live record, Lost Verses Live, on Tuesday, May 12th (digitally on May 1st). Both of those albums are on his own Caldo Verde label. The label's Myspace is currently streaming the first two tracks off Lost Verses Live. About that record...

Recorded live during Mark Kozelek's 2007 and 2008 acoustic tours with Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters guitarist Phil Carney as accompaniment, this 14 song, 74 Minute set includes tracks primarily chosen from the Sun Kil Moon catalog but also includes solo and Red House Painter's songs. The album was recorded in intimate, seated settings such as The First Unitarian Church in Philadelphia, The Williamsburg Music Hall in Brooklyn, The Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and the Aladdin Theatre in Portland.
As Sun Kil Moon, Kozelek will be playing a few dates in May, too. Those include a stop at Sasquatch Fest in Seattle on May 23rd.

All tour dates, Lost Verses Live track list, and a video of Mark performing Sun Kil Moon songs "Salvador Sanchez" and "Rock 'n' Roll Singer" at SXSW 2008, below...

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