Attention younger folks: All that really happens as you grow older is you learn to roll with everything better. Just listen to the gently undulating “Sunshine in Chicago,” from Sun Kil Moon’s fifth album — Mark Kozelek barely breaks stride or even distinguishes the good and bad from the mundane as he drily lists observations in his fine-grained, road-weary voice: “My band played here a lot in the ’90s when we had/ Lots of female fansâ€¦Now I just sign posters for guys in tennis shoes.” The directness is refreshing, but as those fans would guess, the real magic of this spare, primarily solo record comes when Kozelek reveals deeper shades of emotional drama, both vocally and in his nylon-string-guitar work. “That Bird Has a Broken Wing” balances multi-tracked vocals with incredibly textured string-picking, while the equally nerve-ticking “King Fish,” a full-band tune, puts lambent yet mournful electric guitar in a drowsy waltz with Kozelek’s softly pleading voice.
By Marc Hogan on 02.23.15 in News
Led Zeppelin's 40th-anniversary reissue of Physical Graffiti arrives this week, and other artists have covered the songs for a tribute CD to be included with the April issue of MOJO. Sun Kil Moon transforms "Sick Again"...
By Marc Hogan on 02.19.15 in News
The War on Drugs had better double-check their summer festival billings. Mark Kozelek, who traded jabs with the Philly band after hearing their "beer commercial lead-guitar shit" from another stage during last year's Ott...
By Wondering Sound Staff on 12.22.14 in Galleries
Wondering Sound's staff picks the year's best albums.
By Lindsay Hood on 12.05.14 in News
Greetings! Top of the Morning is your daily AM news round-up. We paid attention overnight and gathered relevant tidbits to share over that first cup of coffee. Bradford Cox of Deerhunter and Atlas Sound was reportedly...