Music > Artists > Alternative
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

NameAlbumTimePrice
1.
Ben's My FriendBenji5:16$0.99
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Carry Me OhioGhosts of the Great Highway6:21$0.99
3.
I Can't Live Without My Mother&#..Benji3:58$0.99
4.
Heron BlueApril7:38$0.99
5.
Richard Ramirez Died Today of Natura..Benji5:35$0.99
6.
CarissaBenji6:55$0.99
7.
AlesundAdmiral Fell Promises6:26$0.99
8.
Neverending Math EquationTiny Cities2:53$0.99
9.
You Are My SunAdmiral Fell Promises4:54$0.99
10.
MichelineBenji6:06$0.99
11.
Pray for NewtownBenji4:08$0.99
12.
Among the LeavesAmong the Leaves3:31$0.99
13.
Glenn TiptonGhosts of the Great Highway4:16$0.99
14.
Ocean Breathes SaltyTiny Cities4:36$0.99
15.
I Love My DadBenji6:16$0.99
16.
Jim WiseBenji3:34$0.99
17.
DogsBenji5:36$0.99
18.
Truck DriverBenji3:55$0.99
19.
Black KiteAmong the Leaves5:34$0.99
20.
UK Blues 2Among the Leaves4:57$0.99
21.
UK BluesAmong the Leaves6:16$0.99
22.
Lonely MountainAmong the Leaves5:29$0.99
23.
King FishAmong the Leaves6:39$0.99
24.
Not Much Rhymes With Everything'..Among the Leaves3:14$0.99
25.
Track Number 8Among the Leaves5:15$0.99

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