Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon



Sun Kil Moon is an American folk rock act from San Francisco, California, founded in 2002. Initially a continuation of the defunct indie rock band Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon is now the primary recording moniker of vocalist and guitarist Mark Kozelek. The project is named after the Korean lightweight boxer Sung-Kil Moon.[2]

Following the delayed release of Red House Painters' final studio album, Old Ramon (2001), vocalist and guitarist Kozelek began recording new material under the name Sun Kil Moon with bandmates Anthony Koutsos (drums) and Jerry Vessel (bass), alongside Geoff Stanfield and Tim Mooney. The resulting album, Ghosts of the Great Highway, was released in 2003 to widespread critical acclaim. The project's second studio album, Tiny Cities (2005), was composed entirely of Modest Mouse cover songs.

In 2008, the band released its third studio album, April. Recorded as a three-piece by Kozelek, Koutsos and Stanfield, the album was well received and featured guest vocal appearances from noted indie rock musicians Will Oldham and Ben Gibbard.

Inspired by classical guitar music, Kozelek recorded Sun Kil Moon's fourth studio album, Admiral Fell Promises (2010), as a solo act, and continued to record mostly alone on its follow-up, Among the Leaves (2012). In 2013, Kozelek released three studio albums under his own name before releasing Sun Kil Moon's sixth studio album, Benji, in February 2014, to widespread critical acclaim and increased exposure. Sun Kil Moon's latest studio album, Common As Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood, was released in February 2017.


30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth
30 Seconds to the Decline of Planet Earth is an album by musical group Sun Kil Moon, released on May 5, 2017.
Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood
Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood is an album by musical group Sun Kil Moon, released on February 17, 2017.
Benji is the sixth studio album by American indie folk act Sun Kil Moon, released on 11 February 2014 on Caldo Verde Records.
Admiral Fell Promises
Admiral Fell Promises is the fourth studio album by American indie folk act Sun Kil Moon, released on July 13, 2010 on Caldo Verde Records.

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Mark Kozelek announces two new Sun Kil Moon albums for 2018
  –  December 28, 2017
Mark Kozelek’s third act as an artist has been marked by excess, both lyrically and in his output. In 2017 alone he released both a solo EP under his own name and a Sun Kil Moon LP dubbed, Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys of Blood, as well as ...
Sun Kil Moon heeft grote plannen voor 2018
  –  December 27, 2017
In 2017 leverde Mark Kozelek het volgende af: een dubbelaar van Sun Kil Moon album, een solo-ep, een samenwerking met Jesu, een andere met Sean Yeaton van Parquet Courts en een derde met Ben Boye en Jim White. En hij is duidelijk nog lang niet klaar want ...
Sun Kil Moon Announces Two New Albums
  –  December 26, 2017
In 2017, Mark Kozelek has released a double Sun Kil Moon album, a solo EP, a collaborative LP with Jesu, another collaborative LP with Parquet Courts’ Sean Yeaton, and a third collaborative LP with Ben Boye and Jim White. The year’s not even over yet ...
Mark Kozelek Announces Two New Albums, Score for the James Franco-Directed Film The Pretenders
  –  December 23, 2017
This year, Sun Kil Moon songwriter Mark Kozelek released a new double album, as well as a collaborative release with Jesu and two additional LPs alongside Sean Yeaton of Parquet Courts and Ben Boye and Jim White. Today, the prolific musician has returned ...
Godflesh legend Justin K. Broadrick on crying at Christmas and the coping power of extreme music
  –  December 20, 2017
Justin K. Broadrick has had a successful year, having released one Godflesh album, a collaborative record with Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek, one JK Flesh EP and recorded another. That doesn’t make the festive period any easier for the cult Birmingham ...

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