Mark Kozelek Announces New EP, Tour, Auctions Off Guitars

Mark Kozelek Announces New EP, Tour, Auctions Off Guitars
If you’ve been itching for more Mark Kozelek since the release of his latest Sun Kil Moon album, April, we’ve got good news — you now have the chance to get some. The downcast troubadour has just made a trio of announcements, all of which either involve rare collectibles, new recordings or some live action.

First up, the former Red House Painter has involved himself in some good-hearted charity work by auctioning off five of his guitars and using the proceeds to benefit flood victims in the American Midwest through the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The guitars went up for auction last Sunday (July 20) and will go to the highest — and luckiest — bidders when it closes July 27. You can place a bid on his eBay chairty website here.

Next, Kozelek has released a new EP of solo live material called 7 Songs Belfast, which was recorded in 2007 and in Belfast, obviously. For now, the disc comes free when you buy merch at Kozelek’s record label, Caldo Verde, and will be available to buy as a digital download later on. The EP has a limited edition of 1,500, so if you want one, you better act fast.

And for the last piece of Kozelek-related news, he has a big chunk of tour dates lined up, both under his own name and with Sun Kil Moon. The dates are below, but sorry Canadian readers, none are held in your home and native land.

Here is the tracklisting for 7 Songs Belfast, followed by those tour dates:

7 Songs Belfast
1. "Michigan”
2. "Around and Around”
3. "River”
4. "Gentle Moon”
5. "Carry Me Ohio”
6. "San Geronimo”
7. "Tonight in Bilbao”

Mark Kozelek solo dates:

7/24 Brisbane, Australia - Troubadour
7/25 Sydney, Australia - Factory
7/26 Melbourne, Australia - East Brunswick Club
7/27 Melbourne, Australia - East Brunswick Club
7/31 Wellington, New Zealand - San Francisco Bathhouse
8/01 Auckland, New Zealand - Kings Arms Tavern
8/20 Pittsburgh, PA - Diesel
8/22 Birmingham, AL - Strokin' the Fire Festival
11/07 Norfolk, VA - Attucks Theatre
11/08 Carrboro, NC - Cat's Cradle

Sun Kil Moon tour dates:

9/05 Stockholm, Sweden - Nalen
9/06 Malmö, Sweden - Debaser
9/08 Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
9/09 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
9/10 Brighton, England - Concorde 2
9/11 Manchester, England - Roadhouse
9/12 Birmingham, England - Barfly
9/13 Dorset, England - End of the Road Festival
9/15 Glasgow, Scotland - Stereo
9/16 Nottingham, England - Rescue Rooms
9/17 London, England - Scala
9/18 Bristol, England - Thekla
9/20 Dublin, Ireland - Academy
10/24 Barcelona, Spain - TBA (Rockdelux Music Weekend)
10/25 Madrid, Spain - Sala Heineken (Rockdelux Music Weekend)

Sun Kil Moon "Moorestown”