“From 10-minute, three-guitar jams, to heartbreaking acoustic ballads, April shines with the most evocative music of Kozelek’s career.”- Jonathan Cohen, Billboard
“Mark Kozelek returns with an album of rare warmth and immediacy, where intensely personal lyrics hang on hazily magnificent melodies.”- Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle
“April”, the new album from Sun Kil Moon, is Mark Kozelek’s first original record since the acclaimed 2003 Sun Kil Moon debut “Ghosts Of The Great Highway”.
11 songs at almost 74 minutes, “April” is a collection of songs recorded between March and August 2007 in San Francisco (Hyde Street Studios) and Seattle (Well Recording). In the spirit of Sun Kil Moon’s “Ghosts” and “Tiny Cities”, Mark was joined by the same players as before,including drummer Anthony Koutsos (Red House Painters), bassist Geoff Stanfield (Black Lab), violist Michi Aceret, and percussionist David Revelli. “April” also finds Mark in the company of guest vocalists Bonnie Prince Billy, Ben Gibbard, and Eric Pollard (Retribution Gospel Choir).
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