It’s Mark Kozelek’s Month

Songwriter’s return: Aidin Vaziri | The new Sun Kil Moon album, “April,” heralds San Francisco singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek’s return to, well, writing songs Five years after releasing the group’s first album, “Ghosts of the Great Highway,” and following it up with an idiosyncratic disc of Modest Mouse covers, the 41-year-old musician says he had more than enough new material when it came time to record the 76-minute disc, which is highlighted by extended guitar solos and meditations on mortality. “There was just a buildup of experiences, getting older, the loss of a friend, many things,” Kozelek says. “I could feel the songs building and the dam broke.” The album, which features appearances by Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and Bonnie “Prince” Billy, is out on Kozelek’s own Caldo Verde label.

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