2013 just got better (and your wallet just got lighter) as Mark Kozelek has announced yet another live album Live At Mao Livehouse Shanghai & Beijing due February 19.
For those keeping track, this marks the 7th Mark Kozelek-related release scheduled for the first half of 2013. All told we have: 2 live albums (Live At Mao Livehouse Shanghai & Beijing and Live at Phoenix Public House Melbourne), a covers album (Like Rats), 3 vinyl releases (Sun Kil Moon’s Among the Leaves and Third & Seneca EP, as well as Desertshore’s Drawing of Threes, and a new album collaboration with The Album Leaf called Perils from the Sea. Whew!
Live At Mao Livehouse Shanghai & Beijing will be free with certain purchases at caldoverderecords.com. Here’s the scoop:
Live In Copenhagen will be out of print on January 15, 2013. All orders of Mark Kozelek:
On Tour The Soundtrack and pre-orders of February 19 releases Like Rats (CD), Live In Melbourne (CD), Among The Leaves (vinyl), Desertshore: Drawing of Threes (vinyl) purchased direct at www.caldoverderecords.com will receive a free limited Mark Kozelek Live At Mao Livehouse Shanghai & Beijing (CD). Live At Mao will not be included with any digital orders.
So there you have it. No word on the vinyl pre-orders yet, or pre-orders for Like Rats, but you’ll know when I know. Tracklisting for Mark Kozelek Live At Mao Livehouse Shanghai & Beijing below.
Vinyl junkies, rejoice! Sun Kil Moon’s “Among the Leaves” album and “Third & Seneca” EP are being released by Cameron Crowe’s Vinyl Films label next month. No word on pricing just yet, but here’s all of the juicy details:
Sun Kil Moon: Among the Leaves
Release: January 2013
Format: double vinyl
Pressings: 500 black, 500 blue
Label: Vinyl Films
Catalog number: VFR-2012-4
01. I Know It’s Pathetic But That Was The Greatest Night Of My Life 1:47
02. Sunshine In Chicago 2:34
03. The Moderately Talented Yet Attractive Young Woman vs. The Exceptionally Talented Yet Not So Attractive Middle Aged Man 3:44
04. That Bird Has A Broken Wing 2:31
05. Elaine 5:15
06. The Winery 4:26
07. Young Love 6:43
08. Song For Richard Collopy 3:29
09. Among The Leaves 3:31
10. Red Poison 1:52
11. Track Number 8 5:16
12. Not Much Rhymes With Everything’s Awesome At All Times 3:15
13. King Fish 6:39
14. Lonely Mountain 5:29
15. UK Blues 6:16
16. UK Blues 2 4:58
17. Black Kite 5:35
18. Among The Leaves (alt version) 3:30
19. The Moderately Talented Young Woman (alt version) 3:33
20. That Bird Has A Broken Wing (live) 2:50
21. UK Blues (live) 5:34
22. Black Kite (live) 4:22
18-22 appeared on the 2xCD version of Among the Leaves, but it’s their first time on vinyl.
Sun Kil Moon: Third & Seneca EP
Release: January 2013
Pressings: 500 clear, 400 black, 400 yellow
Label: Vinyl Films
Catalog number: VFR-2012-2
1. Third And Seneca 7:41
1. Tomorrow Is Already Here 2:10 (written by Stereolab)
2. Natural Light 1:38 (written by Casiotone for the Painfully Alone)
3. I’ll Be There 2:20 (written by the Jackson 5)
This is the same as the I’ll Be There CD EP – just with a new name.
Perils from the Sea is due out May 14, 2013 April 30, 2013 on Kozelek’s own Caldo Verde Records, and features all of the new songs Kozelek has been playing live on his latest tour: “You Missed My Heart,” “Ceiling Gazing,” “Caroline” and “Baby In Death Can I Rest Next To Your Grave” (referred to by fans as “Bon Scott’s Grave.”) If you were tired of just Mark and his nylon string guitar, then you’re in luck: Jimmy LaValle is lending synths and beats to this collaboration.
Finally if you live in Dordecht, Holland, Mark and Jimmy will be playing at UE Festival on May 11, 2013. And if you’re in London, you can catch them at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on May 13.
Yup, another live album! Live in Copenhagen was recorded at Planeten at Huset in Copenhagen, February 21 and 22, 2011. This will be free with the purchase of the upcoming Mark Kozelek: On Tour – a Documentary – The Soundtrack double CD, due out November 27. Pre-order begins November 1.
Third and Seneca
Follow You, Follow Me
Church of the Pines
You Ain’t Got A Hold On Me
You Are My Sun
Jesus Christ Was An Only Child
Get Along Home Cindy
Rock ‘N’ Roll Singer
On August 1, Mark Kozelek is having an auction to benefit the family of the late drummer Tim Mooney: bit.ly/NkGRyI
In case you hadn’t heard, American Music Club drummer and the drummer on Sun Kil Moon’s Ghosts of the Great Highway and Mark Kozelek’s Rock ‘n Roll Singer passed away in mid June. Mark is auctioning some autographed rare vinyl from his own collection and the Nights of Passed Over book.
Well here’s something unexpected: the official video for Sun Kil Moon’s “Black Kite”: bit.ly/KQD7uG
We haven’t had an official Mark Kozelek-related video since 1996′s “All Mixed Up” from Songs for a Blue Guitar, so it was a treat to see an official video for “Black Kite” from Among the Leaves turn up.
Starting May 1, all orders through Caldo Verde Records (excluding digital downloads but including pre-orders like Sun Kil Moon’s “Among the Leaves,”) will receive a “Mark Kozelek: Live at Lincoln Hall” limited CD. After May 1, the previous CD that was free with orders, “Mark Kozelek: Live at Union Chapel & Sodra Teatern,” will be out of print.
“Mark Kozelek: Live at Lincoln Hall” was recorded on July 8th, 2011 at Chicago’s Lincoln Hall. Track listing:
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’s 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’s love for San Francisco and Northern California are at the heart of this new album. “My first album (Down Colorful Hill) was released in 1992″ says Kozelek, “but creatively, I feel like I’m just beginning. The new album was written and recorded impulsively, without second guessing. I didn’t have that kind of confidence in the past.” Unlike Red House Painter’s epic Rollercoaster, described by Rolling Stone as “the slowest and mopiest self revelations ever put to tape” or Sun Kil Moon’s Ghosts of the Great Highway, which Billboard Magazine called “heartbreaking,” Among The Leaves displays a more raw and humorous side of Mark’s songwriting.
Aaron Prellwitz, recording engineer of Red House Painters and all 5 Sun Kil Moon albums describes the latest effort as “wonderfully direct.” Kozelek curiously ties together legends Joe Frazier, Bobby Fischer and Ed Gein in ‘The Winery’, ‘Song for Richard Collopy’ is a touching tribute to the late San Francisco guitar repairman, and ‘Sunshine In Chicago’ – written just before taking the stage at a Chicago venue last year – is a funny, self-deprecating poke at life on the road. Though Among 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 April and Tiny Cities, but with a fresh, new sound. The album will be released on CD, vinyl, and digitally, with bonus tracks to be announced. More information soon at www.caldoverderecords.com
I Know It’s Pathetic But That Was The Greatest Night Of My Life
Sunshine In Chicago
The Moderately Talented Yet Attractive Young Woman vs. The Exceptionally Talented Yet Not So Attractive Middle Aged Man
That Bird Has A Broken Wing
Song For Richard Collopy
Among The Leaves
Track Number 8
Not Much Rhymes With Everything’s Awesome At All Times
UK Blues 2
Among The Leaves (alt version)
The Moderately Talented Young Woman (alt version)
That Bird Has A Broken Wing (live)
UK Blues (live)
Black Kite (live)
Also, check out this pro-shot video featuring live versions of ‘Heron Blue’ and the new ‘Sunshine in Chicago’ from Fredericton, NB over at Southern Souls. You can discuss the new album in the forums.
For those who don’t follow Sad Reminders on Twitter or haven’t liked us on Facebook, you may have missed that Desertshore’s second album Drawing of Threes came out on November 22 on Mark Kozelek’s Caldo Verde Records. Desertshore features former Red House Painters guitarist Phil Carney and classically trained pianist Chris Connolly. This time around Mark Kozelek sings and plays bass on 6 of the album’s 10 tracks.
On November 22, Caldo Verde Records will release Desertshore’s sophomore album Drawing of Threes. Desertshore features ex-Red House Painters guitarist Phil Carney and classically trained pianist Chris Connolly. Interestingly the album will feature vocals and bass by Mark Kozelek on “several tracks.” We don’t know exactly how many tracks he lends vocals to, but if it’s anything like “Mercy” then it’s definitely going to be excellent. You can pre-order the album on Caldo Verde Records’ site.