If you know Mark Kozalek’s music & vinyl releases then you know this will sell out fast & then cost a bunch of cash to get later. 2 of my most expensive vinyl records are from him. I love all his music, so i’m maybe not the best judge, but I would expect this to be more greatness.
Among The Leaves¬†is the 5th full length album by Mark Kozelek under the Sun Kil Moon moniker. Played almost entirely on nylon string guitar, this 17-song all original album was recorded between October 2011 and January 2012 in San Francisco.¬†Among The Leaves¬†– words which caught Mark‚Äôs attention from a John Connolly novel – finds Mark relaxed, singing playfully about his life as a musician while retaining the melancholic spirit of his 20 year catalog. Mark‚Äôs love for San Francisco and Northern California are at the heart of this new album. ‚ÄúMy first album (Down Colorful Hill) was released in 1992‚ÄĚ says Kozelek, ‚Äúbut creatively, I feel like I‚Äôm just beginning. The new album was written and recorded impulsively, without second guessing. I didn‚Äôt have that kind of confidence in the past.‚ÄĚ Unlike Red House Painters‚Äô epic¬†Rollercoaster, described by Rolling Stone as ‚Äúthe slowest and mopiest self revelations ever put to tape‚ÄĚ or Sun Kil Moon‚Äôs¬†Ghosts of the Great Highway, which¬†Billboard Magazine¬†called ‚Äúheartbreaking,‚ÄĚ¬†Among The Leaves displays a more raw and humorous side of Mark‚Äôs songwriting. Aaron Prellwitz, recording engineer of Red House Painters and all 5 Sun Kil Moon albums describes the latest effort as ‚Äúwonderfully direct.” Kozelek curiously ties together legends Joe Frazier, Bobby Fischer and Ed Gein in ‚ÄėThe Winery‚Äô, ‚Äė‚ÄėSong for Richard Collopy‚Äô is a touching tribute to the late San Francisco guitar repairman, and ‚ÄėSunshine In Chicago‚Äô ‚Äď written just before taking the stage at a Chicago venue last year ‚Äď is a funny, self deprecating poke at life on the road. ThoughAmong The Leaves¬†is mostly in the solo, nylon string style of¬†Admiral Fell Promises, a new ensemble of players joined Mark for a portion of the record, recalling the same spirit as¬†Apriland¬†Tiny Cities, but with a fresh, new sound. The album will be available digitally, on vinyl, and as a LIMITED EDITION DOUBLE CD SET.¬†
* TRACKS FROM DISC 2 WILL BE AVAILABLE ON VINYL, BUT NOT DIGITALLY*
Vinyl version will be released through Caldo Verde/Vinyl Films. Vinyl release date will NOT be May 29th and will be announced when we have more information.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive