As we noted last month, Mark Kozelek will issue his sixth Sun Kil Moon album, Benji, on February 4th via his own label Caldo Verde. The record follows his collaboration with The Album Leaf, May’s Perils From the Sea, and features guests like Will Oldham, Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley, vocalist Jen Wood (The Postal Service, The Black Heart Procession), and Owen Ashworth (Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, Advance Base).
Much like the previously released track “Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natural Causes”, Kozelak’s latest offering “Micheline” is a solemn number that grapples with death, loss, and family. Even at its most heartbreaking, Kozelak is a commanding yet comforting storyteller and songwriter, able to weave beauty even through thick threads of sadness. Tune in below (via Stereogum).
Kozelak is currently on a lengthy world tour. Consult the full schedule.
Mark Kozelek 2013 Tour Dates:
10/16 – Seville, SP @ Sala Malandar
10/17 – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ES @ Cicca
10/19 – Malmo, SE @ KB
10/20 – Gothenberg, SE @ Stenammarsalen
10/21 – Stockholm, SE @ Sodra Teatern
10/22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Jazzhouse
10/24 – Tel Aviv, IL @ Zappa Club
10/27 – London, UK @ Union Chapel
10/28 – Birmingham, UK @ Leamington the Assembly
10/29 – Brighton, UK @ All Saints Church
12/19 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
12/21 – Dallas, TX @ Granada Theater
12/22 – Austin, TX @ Central Presbyterian Church
02/20 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater #
02/21 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre #
02/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret #
# = playing as Sun Kil Moon