Mark Kozelek

About Mark Kozelek

Best-known as the leader of acclaimed indie rock bands Red House Painters and Sun Kil Moon, Mark Kozelek has built a career out of his evocative, impressionistic songwriting and rich, emotive vocals. During the early '90s, Red House Painters issued a series of poetic, deeply melancholic albums. As the group began to dissolve, Kozelek started releasing solo recordings that contained stripped-down, radically altered covers of AC/DC songs. He then founded Sun Kil Moon with some of his former bandmates, gradually venturing into literal, autobiographical songwriting and storytelling during the 2010s. This resulted in some of his most acclaimed work, although it also shone a spotlight on his notoriously crabby on-stage behavior. Kozelek continued to release additional solo recordings of covers as well as original and spoken-word material.

  • HOMETOWN
    Massillon, OH
  • BORN
    January 24, 1967

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