Sun Kil Moon, now the most endearing of the Mark Kozelek pseudonyms, will perform at The Great South Pacific Tuning Fork in Auckland, Sunday, May 28, 2017. Tickets, via www.ticketmaster.co.nz (0800 111 999) will be on pre-sale at 11am, March 24. And then on sale (general) from 9am, March 27, $55 + booking fee.
Mali Mali (a.k.a. Ben Tolich) is a songwriter and performer from Auckland, NZ. He’s about to go on tour in support of his new album As A Dog Dreams, his second album following Gather ‘round the Gooseclock (2013) and the Brotherly EP (2010). Here are five albums he’s loving right now… 1 – Damien Jurado, Visions […]
Mark Kozelek Sings Christmas Carols Caldo Verde What a strange year for Mark Kozelek – or at least for his music. That amazing album Benji and then a petty feud with the War on Drugs where he released a couple of songs mocking them and the situation and took the joke too far by (pretty […]
Sun Kil Moon Benji Caldo Verde In the gorgeous, mournful opener, Carissa, Mark Kozelek sings of the grieving around his second cousin dying in a freak yard fire. He needs to “get and give some hugs” even though he didn’t know her that well. She died taking the trash out at 35 years old. She […]
If you are a career music obsessive (as I am now forced to concede I am), there are likely to be a few artists whose work serves as virtual signposts throughout your life. I am happy to admit that The Smiths are my favourite band – I was just the right age, and the songs […]
Mark Kozelek & Jimmy Lavalle Perils From The Sea Caldo Verde There’s a brand new Sun Kil Moon out (and, hey, more on that soon) but in falling in love with that new record I realised I had forgotten to write about this album, because this collaboration between Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek and The […]
Phosphorescent Muchacho Dead Oceans Under the name Phosphorescent, American singer/songwriter Matthew Houck has built a career – with six albums so far – that sees him regularly receiving the hushed-tones and revered-raves that cult fans, completists and critics hurl at the likes of Richmond Fontaine’s Willy Vlautin, Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters’ Mark Kozelek, American […]