Sun Kil Moon announces new album: Among The Leaves

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sun kill moon Sun Kil Moon announces new album: Among The Leaves

Mark Kozelek will return with the fifth album from Sun Kil Moon, and first since 2010’s Admiral Fell Promises, on May 29th Caldo Verde Records.

Taking its name from a John Connolly novel, Among The Leaves was recorded “almost entirely on nylon string guitar” in San Francisco, according to the band’s website. Joined by longtime engineer collaborator Aaron Prellwitz, Kozelek tackled most of the songs solo. However, a “new ensemble of players” appear on a portion of the record.

Over his 20 years making music under his multiple monikers, Kozelek has become known for his doleful songwriting. While Among The Leaves claims to maintain that essence, it also finds “Mark relaxed, singing playfully about his life as a musician” and displaying a “more raw and humorous side of [his] songwriting.” Spanning 17 tracks, titles range from simple (“Elaine”) to verbosely clever (“Not Much Rhymes With Everything’s Awesome At All Times”), and tackle subjects like the late, great San Franciscan guitar repairman Richard Collopy (“Song for Richard Collopy”).

The tracklist is below, along with a live recording of the track “Sunshine in Chicago”, taken from a performance at last week’s Shivering Songs festival in Fredericton, New Brunswick (via BPM). (Scroll to the 6:00 mark to hear the song.)

Among The Leaves Track List:
01. I Know It’s Pathetic But That Was The Greatest Night Of My Life
02. Sunshine In Chicago
03. The Moderately Talented Yet Attractive Young Woman vs. The Exceptionally Talented Yet Not So Attractive Middle Aged Man
04. That Bird Has A Broken Wing
05. Elaine
06. The Winery
07. Young Love
08. Song For Richard Collopy
09. Among The Leaves
10. Red Poison
11. Track Number 8
12. Not Much Rhymes With Everything’s Awesome At All Times
13. King Fish
14. Lonely Mountain
15. UK Blues
16. UK Blues 2
17. Black Kite

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