Pop

Sun Kil Moon – “Garden Of Lavender”

Sun Kil Moon’s Benji followup is fast approaching — Universal Themes comes out 6/2, and we’ve already heard three tracks from it: “The Possum,” “Cry Me A River Williamsburg Sleeve Tattoo Blues,” and “Ali/Spink 2.” Now here’s a fourth: “Garden Of Lavender” is another ten-minute opus, a simply-strummed narrative with Mark Kozelek’s gruff voice weighing […]


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Cult Leader – “You Are Not My Blood” (Mark Kozelek & Desertshore Cover) (First Listen)

Sun Kil Moon/Red House Painters mastermind Mark Kozelek makes gentle, delicate, sensitive music that has perhaps counterintuitively found a devoted fanbase among metalheads. As I mentioned in an essay I wrote last year, my own obsession with Kozelek’s music came after hearing Type O Negative frontman Peter Steele (RIP) wax enthusiastic about Red House Painters. […]