I am really digging this new Sun Kil Moon album.
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I am absolutely loooooving the new Sun Kil Moon album. Maybe even more than the previous, which I wouldn’t have thought possible, although maybe not quite as much as the two collaborations Mark Kozelek did last year. Not because it’s not as good—it’s almost certainly better—but because Benji is just so emotionally intense.
I think I missed his last releases.
(I think I might be putting this reply in the wrong place but I’m forging ahead anyway ‘cuz I’m a bad motherfucker.)
Mark Kozelek released two collaborations last year. In both cases, I THINK, he was presented with the music and just wrote the lyrics (and melodies) and sang over backing tracks.
With Jimmy LaValle he did Perils from the Sea, which is sorta beepy boopy electronica-lite but which actually works surprisingly well with his dark dark lyrics. It took me several listens to realize how grim “You Missed My Heart” was, for instance–not paying attention to the lyrics, I thought it was a broken love song. Not so much.
He did the same thing with the band Desertshore, which is largely made up his former band members. I kinda loved this album, which is heartfelt and funny. The song “Livingstone Bramble,” where he talks shit about guitarists he doesn’t like (including some of my favorites) just kills me.
And if you haven’t heard his previous Sun Kil Moon album, Among the Leaves, I can’t recommend it highly enough. First time I heard it, I fell so hard in love. I mean:
Sunshine in Chicago makes me feel pretty sad
My band played here a lot in the ’90s when we had
Lots of female fans and, fuck, they all were cute
Now I just sign posters for guys in tennis shoes
that just slays me.
His brutal honesty conveyed through his sorta stream of consciousness lyrics and fantastic guitar playing is such an amazing combination.
I might check it out. I am listening to Angel Olsen right now, and I like it. I previously listened to the new St. Vincent and I liked that.
I tried a song or two off St. Vincent and did not find it compelling. Maybe she should collaborate with Jon Langford.
You don’t like Rockford PI keys. The Angel Olsen is great.
You don’t like Rockford PI keys
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