Sun Kil Moon ‘Among the Leaves’ LP Announced

Caldo Verde Records revealed details about Mark Kozelek’s next record as Sun Kil Moon today, in which he’ll follow up 2010’s Admiral Fell Promises with another nylon string guitar-based set: Among the Leaves, 17 original tracks he began recording “impulsively, without second guessing” last fall/winter and completed in January.

The most intriguing bit described in the announcement (via BPM), however, is that the LP is said to display “a more raw and humorous side” of Kozelek’s notoriously melancholic style. One scan through the tracklist and a few song titles should give you an idea of those wonderfully droll cuts on the way, namely opener “I Know It’s Pathetic But That Was The Greatest Night Of My Life,” a tune called “The Moderately Talented Yet Attractive Young Woman vs. The Exceptionally Talented Yet Not So Attractive Middle Aged Man,” and — perhaps my favorite mouthful — “Not Much Rhymes With Everything’s Awesome At All Times.”

May 29 is the release date for the album, which is said to recall the collaborative spirit behind April and Tiny Cities. Plus, bonus tracks are to-be-announced (any fellow fan of Sun Kil Moon’s last accompanying covers EP should be psyched for that). In the meantime, here’s the rest of the official tracklist for your perusal:

Among the Leaves

01. “I Know It’s Pathetic But That Was The Greatest Night Of My Life”
02. “Sunshine In Chicago”
03. “The Moderately Talented Yet Attractive Young Woman vs. The Exceptionally Talented Yet Not So Attractive Middle Aged Man”
04. “That Bird Has A Broken Wing”
05. “Elaine”
06. “The Winery”
07. “Young Love”
08. “Song For Richard Collopy”
09. “Among The Leaves”
10. “Red Poison”
11. “Track Number 8”
12. “Not Much Rhymes With Everything’s Awesome At All Times”
13. “King Fish”
14. “Lonely Mountain”
15. “UK Blues”
16. “UK Blues 2”
17. “Black Kite”