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Album of the Week: Elbow

Big Thief is the Runner-Up; Plus Stream the New Albums from Kim Gordon, Lindstrøm, Allah Las, Cursive, Mark Kozelek with Petra Haden, and More

Oct 11, 2019

Elbow have released a new album, Giants of All Sizes, today via Polydor/Verve Label Group and it’s our Album of the Week. Big Thief‘s Two Hands, on 4AD, is our close runner-up. Find more info on both albums below. More

Mark Kozelek Shares Rambling New 15-Minute Song About Recent Mass Shootings – “Where’s Gilroy”

Mark Kozelek with Ben Boye and Jim White 2 Due Out March 6, 2020 via Kozelek’s Caldo Verde

Aug 12, 2019

The always prolific Mark Kozelek has shared a 15-minute new song, “Where’s Gilroy,” that tackles the recent mass shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, and Dayton. Like many of his songs of the last few years, it’s fairly rambling and stream of consciousness and mainly spoken word. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: The National, Penelope Isles, Vampire Weekend, Bleached, and More

Plus Absolutely Free (Feat. U.S. Girls), Kindness, Cate Le Bon, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

May 03, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. There were lots of great new tracks this week, some from the usual suspects, others less expected. We’ve even got a whopping nine honorable mentions, but still managed to reign it in to just a main Top 10. More

Mark Kozelek and Petra Haden Announce Album, Share “The Power of Love” (Huey Lewis Cover)

Joey Always Smiled Due Out October 11 via Kozelek’s Caldo Verde Mark Kozelek

May 01, 2019

Mark Kozelek always seems to have something in the pipeline, be it a solo release, one under his Sun Kil Moon moniker, or a collaborative album. Now he has announced a new album with Petra Haden, Joey Always Smiled, and shared its closing track, a cover of Huey Lewis and the News’ 1985 hit “The Power of Love,” from the soundtrack to the classic film Back to the Future. More

Jun 26, 2018

Sun Kil Moon (the project of Mark Kozelek), has announced a new album, This Is My Dinner, and shared a track from it, a cover of The Partridge Family’s “Come On Get Happy.” This Is My Dinner is due out November 1 via Caldo Verde. More

12 Best Songs of the Week: Janelle Monáe, Ed Schrader’s Music Beat, Parquet Courts, and More

Plus Mount Eerie, Father John Misty, Twin Shadow, Mark Kozelek, Alexis Taylor, Wye Oak, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 23, 2018

It was a crazy good week for new songs. So much so that we could only narrow down this week’s Songs of the Week to 12 tracks, as opposed to our normal 10. Speedy Ortiz almost made the list with “Lucky 88,” the first single off their newly announced new album Twerp Verse, but then it would’ve been 13 songs and we gave into superstition. More

Soundtracking the Resistance - Trump Comes in Last in New Ranking of Presidents

Plus America Responds to Another School Shooting, Mark Kozelek Writes a Song About It, and Bon Iver's Manager Runs for Congress

Feb 23, 2018

This week the dear beloved leader fails to score well in a presidential poll, America continues to deal with atrocity in Florida, the Russia investigation refuses to stop, and Wye Oak sing. More

Mark Kozelek Shares Free Download of New Song Responding to Last Week’s Florida School Shooting

“Day in America” is a Collaboration with Jim White and David Bowie Collaborator Donny McCaslin

Feb 19, 2018

Over the weekend Mark Kozelek shared a 15-minute new song, “Day in America,” that addresses the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida last Wednesday in which a former student gunned down 17 students and teachers. More

Mark Kozelek Announces New Self-Titled Solo Album, Shares Two New Songs

Mark Kozelek Due Out May 11 via Caldo Verde, Listen to "This Is My Town" and "My Love For You Is Undying"

Feb 01, 2018

The ever-prolific Mark Kozelek has announced a new solo album (instead of under his other moniker Sun Kil Moon). It’s a self-titled album and is due out May 11 via his own label Caldo Verde. More

Stream the New Double Album by Sun Kil Moon

Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood Due Out February 17

Feb 15, 2017

Sun Kil Moon (the project of Mark Kozelek) announced a new album way back in July entitled Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood, even though it’s not due out until this Friday, February 17 (via Caldo Verde). More

Sun Kil Moon (Mark Kozelek) and Jesu Share New Anti-Donald Trump Song

"The Greatest Conversation Ever in the History of the Universe" Part of the Anti-Trump "30 Days, 30 Songs" Project

Oct 24, 2016

Sun Kil Moon (the project of Mark Kozelek) and Jesu (British musician Justin Broadrick) released a collaborative album together, Jesu/Sun Kil Moon, back in January. Now the duo have shared a new song, “The Greatest Conversation Ever in the History of the Universe.” More

Sun Kil Moon Announces New Album, Shares New Song – “God Bless Ohio”

Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood Due Out February 28, 2017

Jul 20, 2016

Sun Kil Moon (the project of Mark Kozelek) has announced a new album. It’s titled Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood and is not due out until February 28, 2017 (via Caldo Verde). In an era of surprise album releases and less advance notice for album release dates, that’s a long way off. But Kozelek has already shared a song from it, “God Bless Ohio.” More

Jun 01, 2015

Sun Kil Moon’s new album, Universal Themes, is out tomorrow but the album is streaming in full at the band’s website now. More

The Magnetic Fields, Rogue Wave, Atlas Sound, Four Tet to Play Noise Pop

Plus: Mark Kozelek, John Vanderslice, Foreign Born

Dec 08, 2009

The Noise Pop Festival, which takes place in pretty much every San Francisco venue, is back in the new decade. The 18th Noise Pop, is happening February 23rd - March 1st, and features indie rock heavyweights and upstarts alike. More


May 14, 2018

One of the truly great and largely overlooked songwriters of our times, Mark Kozelek has walked a truly different path since his Sun Kil Moon masterpiece Benji back in 2014. More

Jul 27, 2016

Any lover of music for its emotional healing powers would tell you that there are times when all you want to listen to, and all you can really handle right then, is transparency through a voice and a piano in the background. More

Nov 17, 2014

Leave it to Mark Kozelek to outdo Charlie Brown in sad-sappery vis-à-vis the holidays. More

Apr 18, 2013

Sun Kil Moon’s 2010-released fourth full LP, Admiral Fell Promises, was their first effort that sounded exclusively like a Mark Kozelek solo record. What may then have been an anomaly has since become de rigueur in Kozelek’s oeuvre: a neatly plucked, nylon-stringed acoustic guitar, that distinctive voice… and nothing else. More

Nov 01, 2008

Considering Sun Kil Moon just came out with an album earlier this year, Mark Kozelek titling another of his forays into the world of covers “Finally” is an odd choice. More