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Sun Kil Moon – April Vinyl Release

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“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).

Limited Edition vinyl of 2000 copies:

  • 1000 copies on black vinyl, available at retail now
  • 500 copies on white vinyl, available exclusively at www.sunkilmoon.com starting May 20th
  • 500 copies on white marbled vinyl, available exclusively at www.auralexploits.com starting June 3rd
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May 12, 2008

Vinyl Films Records Goes Into The Wild

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Monkeywrench/Vinyl Films Records is proud to release the limited edition vinyl version of the soundtrack to the film adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s best-selling book, Into the Wild on January 15, 2008.

“I had structured my screenplay dependant on song accompaniment to both visceral and storytelling components,” says Into the Wild writer and director Sean Penn. “It was during the shooting of the film that Eddie Vedder’s voice as singer and songwriter came to mind as the right voice for this movie. Within a month of his accepting the request, these great and moving songs poured out of him. No other voice flows, bleeds, or rejoices the young American’s land and heart so passionately as Vedder’s. His contribution not only raises the impact of the film considerably, but I believe will be an indelible collection independently. Put it in the time capsule under ‘Road companions’”.

Eddie Vedder’s Music for the Motion Picture Into the Wild was initially released digitally and in compact disc format on September 18 — debuting at #2 on the Billboard Soundtrack chart and #11 on the Billboard Top 200 and to many accolades. The vinyl version includes an exclusive, extended version of the album track “The Wolf”, a bonus 7” single with both studio and live versions of the track “No More”, a 28-page full color booklet with lyrics, and exclusive liner notes by Director Sean Penn. Extremely limited copies will be available at retail outlets on January 29th, 2008.

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Jan 16, 2008

Harold and Maude Vinyl Release

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The amazing soundtrack for Harold and Maude is finally coming on vinyl courtesy of Vinyl Films Records. Details below.

“What was interesting was, I’d done that project, I’d kind of put it behind me. But then, over the years it’s just taken on so much importance. It’s a milestone, and a part of people’s memories, which they love… and I love it too. Other things disappear or assume smaller proportions. Harold and Maude just gets better and means more and more. It’s the rarest thing. A film that gets better with age.”

-Yusuf

Finally.

The never-before-released soundtrack to the masterpiece Hal Ashby film.

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Sep 26, 2007

Mark Kozelek – 4 LP Box Set – Little Drummer Boy & White Christmas Live

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“… sets a mood so effortlessly and has a seemingly endless supply of melt in your mouth melodies…” – Salon.com

Vinyl Films Records and Caldo Verde Records are proud to announce the vinyl debut of Mark Kozelek’s two limited edition live albums, White Christmas Live and Little Drummer Boy Live. The former, released in 2001 in a limited pressing of 5000 CDs, contains such Red House Painters classics as “Things Mean A Lot” and “Cruiser” along with AC/DC covers “What’s Next To The Moon” and “Up To My Neck In You.” Little Drummer Boy Live, released in 2006, marries such Sun Kil Moon greats as “Salvador Sanchez” and “Carry Me Ohio” with Modest Mouse covers “Tiny Cities” and “Trucker’s Atlas,” as well as the previously unreleased “Moorestown” and “Unlit Hallway.” Both releases are now compiled in one 4-LP boxed set, with the box including the vinyl-only bonus track “Have You Forgotten.” White Christmas Live has been long out of print on CD, and Little Drummer Boy Live is rapidly on its way as well. Now, you can have both in this impressive vinyl box set! The release will be limited to 1000 copies on black vinyl. An ultra-limited tour/internet-only pressing of 300 copies on white vinyl will also be available, exclusively at caldoverderecrords.com, auralexploits.com, and at Mark Kozelek live shows this fall.

Available at caldoverderecords.com, auralexploits.com and better record stores near you.

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Sep 13, 2007

Jill Cunniff Gets The Vinyl Treatment

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Jill Cunniff, lead singer of the alterna-girl pop group Luscious Jackson, hasn’t been in the public eye for six years, but has created a brand new solo album entitled City Beach, to be released on limited edition vinyl on April 10th by Vinyl Films records.

The vinyl includes an exclusive track co-written by author, journalist, musician and cult heroine Vivian Goldman. “Like Smoke,” and a bonus 7″ single with “The Fader Creeps” reworkings of the album track “Kaleidoscope” and the Luscious Jackson classic “Ladyfingers”. City Beach will be available on limited edition Orange/Pink vinyl (500 copies) and Red/Yellow vinyl (500 copies).

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Mar 31, 2007

Hellen Stellar LP – A Prayer To Myself

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In an age where style is rewarded over content, cynicism inevitably becomes second nature. Passion and originality have given way to cut-and-paste songwriting and carbon-copy imagery churned out for commercial mass consumption. All is not lost. There is a light that still shines. This is HELEN STELLaR. Vinyl Films Records and HELEN STELLaR are proud to announce the band’s debut release on 2-LP vinyl, A Prayer To Myself. The album collects all three of their self-released E.P.’s (I’m Naut What I Seem, Below Radar and Newton), three never-before released demos and a brand new recording (”Compulsion”) all on one double-vinyl collection! Includes the hit song from the Elizabethtown soundtrack, “Io (This Time Around).”

Available at greater record stores near you October 10, 2006, or available right now at www.helenstellar.com.

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Sep 18, 2006

Tiny Cities Vinyl

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Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters) reconvenes with the players from Ghosts of the Great Highway for this highly anticipated, second Sun Kil Moon release. Vinyl Films Records and Sun Kil Moon are proud to announce the band’s newest release on three-sided double vinyl, Tiny Cities, a full-length album of Modest Mouse covers released on Mark’s Caldo Verde label. The album includes an alternative version of the track “Exit Does Not Exist plus a 7-song bonus live, solo acoustic EP that’s not to be missed!

Available at greater record stores near you September 12, 2006. You can also check out the official Sun Kil Moon website at www.sunkilmoon.com

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Sep 16, 2006

Vinyl Ghosts

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The latest release from Cameron’s Vinyl Films Record label will be Sun Kil Moon’s Ghosts of the Great Highway. The album should be released later this month and will include an acoustic version of “Gentle Moon” as a bonus track. More info as I receive it.

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Jun 4, 2004

Mike Finger’s The Blue and the Black