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Benji, Sun Kil Moon

Sun Kil Moon

February 16th, 2014

Formed:
2002 in San Francisco, CA

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






Sun Kil Moon

Biography

After dissolving his previous band, Red House Painters, singer/songwriter Mark Kozelek resurfaced with Sun Kil Moon, refining and expanding the luminous acoustic balladry and harrowingly intimate lyricism that were the hallmarks of his career to date. Born in Massillon, Ohio, in 1967, Kozelek formed his first band, God Forbid, while in his teens. Upon relocating to Atlanta, he struck up a friendship with drummer Anthony Koutsos, and together they formed the first incarnation of Red House Painters. A move to San Francisco followed, where guitarist Gorden Mack and bassist Jerry Vessel rounded out the group's roster. While performing on the Bay Area club circuit, the quartet came to the attention of American Music Club frontman Mark Eitzel, who often cited Red House Painters as his favorite band; through Eitzel, RHP's demo tape made its way to the London offices of 4AD Records, which signed the group and in 1992 issued the unvarnished demos — a striking collection of Spartan, atmospheric melodies lurking behind Kozelek's ghostly vocals — as the LP Down Colorful Hill. Subsequent efforts, highlighted by a pair of eponymous albums released back to back in 1993, established Kozelek as a writer of stunning emotional depth, unflinchingly detailing his erratic, abusive nature and troubled background.

Top Albums

Benji, Sun Kil Moon
1. Benji
April, Sun Kil Moon
2. April
Ghosts of the Great Highway, Sun Kil Moon
3. Ghosts of th..
Tiny Cities, Sun Kil Moon
4. Tiny Cities
Admiral Fell Promises, Sun Kil Moon
5. Admiral Fell..
Among the Leaves, Sun Kil Moon
6. Among the Le..
Ghosts of the Great Highway, Vol. 2 - EP, Sun Kil Moon
7. Ghosts of th..
Australian Winter - Single, Sun Kil Moon
8. Australian W..
Heron Blue - Single, Sun Kil Moon
9. Heron Blue -..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

Ben's My Friend Benji 5:16 $0.99
2.

I Can't Live Without My Mother&#.. Benji 3:58 $0.99
3.

Alesund Admiral Fell Promises 6:26 $0.99
4.

Carry Me Ohio Ghosts of the Great Highway 6:21 $0.99
5.

Carissa Benji 6:55 $0.99
6.

Pray for Newtown Benji 4:08 $0.99
7.

Heron Blue April 7:38 $0.99
8.

Among the Leaves Among the Leaves 3:31 $0.99
9.

Dogs Benji 5:36 $0.99
10.

Neverending Math Equation Tiny Cities 2:53 $0.99
11.

Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natura.. Benji 5:35 $0.99
12.

I Love My Dad Benji 6:16 $0.99
13.

That Bird Has a Broken Wing Among the Leaves 2:30 $0.99
14.

Like the River April 4:09 $0.99
15.

Si, Paloma Ghosts of the Great Highway 5:32 $0.99
16.

Gentle Moon Ghosts of the Great Highway 5:18 $0.99
17.

Last Tide Ghosts of the Great Highway 2:55 $0.99
18.

Ocean Breathes Salty Tiny Cities 4:36 $0.99
19.

Micheline Benji 6:06 $0.99
20.

Jim Wise Benji 3:34 $0.99
21.

Truck Driver Benji 3:55 $0.99
22.

Black Kite Among the Leaves 5:34 $0.99
23.

UK Blues 2 Among the Leaves 4:57 $0.99
24.

UK Blues Among the Leaves 6:16 $0.99
25.

Lonely Mountain Among the Leaves 5:29 $0.99

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