Sun Kil Moon

Artist bio

In August of 2011, the film Mark Kozelek: On Tour was released via Caldo Verde Records. The film follows Mark on two different tours in support of the Sun Kil Moon release, Admiral Fell Promises, released in 2010. The album was played entirely by Mark Kozelek on nylon string guitar and includes 10 original songs. A limited EP entitled Ill Be There coincided with the release. The 4 song EP includes 1 out-take and 3 covers, including the Jackson's 'Ill Be There. On November 22, 2011, Desertshores second album will be released. Mark Kozelek contributes vocals to 6 of the album's 10 tracks.

In May of 2009 Caldo Verde released Mark Kozelek: Lost Verses Live. The album was recorded in intimate, seated venues throughout the US and Europe in 2007 and 2008. This 14 song 'best of collection features Red House Painters classic 'Katy Song as well as several picks from the Sun Kil Moon catalog including 'Carry Me Ohio, 'Lucky Man, and 'Lost Verses.

A 13 song live CD entitled Mark Kozelek: Live in Spain was released simultaneously as a free bonus CD.

Mark Kozeleks third album with Sun Kil Moon: April, was released through Caldo Verde on April 1, 2008.

A hardback edition of Nights of Passed Over, a collection of Mark's lyrics originally published in a limited edition in Portugal in 2002, was also released in 2008. The book includes a preface by Mark and a 12-song rarities CD entitled Nights LP. The book is now out of print. A new, Spanish Edition of the book is available now through the Caldo Verde website.

In December of 2008, Mark released The Finally LP, a rarities collection featuring covers of Husker Du, Stephen Sondheim, Kath Bloom, Low, and others.

Marks music has been licensed to numerous television shows including Dawsons Creek, The O.C. and Friday Night Lights, as well as several films including Tarnation, Excess Baggage, and Vanilla Sky. Mark scored original music for the films Farewell Bender, Last Ball, and Lorena Ochoa: el Camino a la Cima.

In 2005, Mark started his own label, Caldo Verde Records. Releases include the 2-CD Live set Mark Kozelek: Little Drummer Boy Live, Sun Kil Moon: Tiny Cities, a tribute to Modest Mouse, and Alan Sparhawk of Lows self-titled Retribution Gospel Choir debut album, for which Mark worked as producer. Most recently Caldo Verde released an EP by Jesu, and a full length record by Kath Bloom.

Between 1992 and 1999 Mark released six full length studio albums with Red House Painters. Since then Mark has recorded five solo records and four with Sun Kil Moon.

Little Drummer Boy Live, released on November 28, 2006, contains live recordings from various shows in Europe and North America. The double CD covers a broad range of Mark Kozelek material, including Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon and personalized covers of Modest Mouse, The Cars and AC/DC.

In 2007, Drummer Boy was released on vinyl as White Christmas & Little Drummer Boy Live as a 4 LP set. The album was coupled with Marks 2001 release White Christmas Live, recorded in Scandinavia.

On January 23, 2007, Caldo Verde Records re-released the first Sun Kil Moon album Ghosts of the Great Highway with reworked packaging and a six song bonus CD featuring two versions of Leonard Bernsteins 'Somewhere, alternate versions of 'Carry Me Ohio and 'Salvador Sanchez, a radio performance of 'Gentle Moon recorded in Portugal and the previously unreleased instrumental, 'Arrival, recorded for the movie The Girl Next Door. Originally released on November 3, 2003, Ghosts of the Great Highway received superlative reviews, moved quickly to the #1 on college radio and has become one of singer-songwriter Mark Kozeleks most loved and best-selling albums of his 14 year career.

Ghosts tracks 'Carry Me Ohio and 'Lily and Parrots were featured in the Steve Martin film Shopgirl, in which Mark plays the role of a lead singer in a fictitious rock band. Mark also contributed several tracks to several compilations. His version of Will Oldhams 'New Partner is included on a CD entitled I Am A Cold Rock, I Am Dull Grass. Sun Kil Moons version of Neil Diamonds 'Kentucky Woman is featured on Songs from the Brown Hotel which also features Elvis Presley and Nancy Wilson, the original composition 'Leo and Luna appears on a Canadian Compilation from Paperbag Records, and an exclusive, live version of 'Have You Forgotten appears on the soundtrack to the HBO documentary film The Trials of Darryl Hunt.

Other highlights include producing Take Me Home: A Tribute to John Denver; Retrospective, a two-CD collection featuring various rarities and live tracks alongside favorite RHP material; and appearing as an actor in Cameron Crowes critically acclaimed Almost Famous and Vanilla Sky.

Source: Artist Site