On May 11, 2018, Mark Kozelek will release his self titled album, Mark Kozelek, on Caldo Verde/Rough Trade. The 88- minute, double CD was recorded in San Francisco hotels and studios between May 2017 and January 2018. Mark has also completed work on a new Sun Kil Moon album to be released this November. All of the songs were written during Sun Kil Moon's European tour of Europe this past November, 2017. Some of the songs were recorded in Europe during that time, and some were recorded in December of 2017 in San Francisco.
Mark recently contributed music to the James Franco directed movie The Pretenders, to be released this summer, and also acted in the independent film Passing Through, written and directed by Jason Massot. Passing Through was shot in Butte, Montana, February of 2016.
Mark will be touring throughout 2018, both solo and with Sun Kil Moon, in South America, Europe, USA and Canada. Mark is currently at work on a collaboration with Donny McCaslin and Jim White. The album will be released in 2019.
On October 6, 2017, Caldo Verde Records released Mark Kozelek's collaborative album Mark Kozelek with Ben Boye and Jim White. The album was streamed on Kozelek's website before its release date, accompanied by an interview with Mark by Tony Visconti. Other collaborations released in 2017 have included Jesu/Sun Kil Moon 30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth, and Yellow Kitchen, Mark's collaboration with Parquet Court's Sean Yeaton.
Common As Light And Love Are Red Valleys of Blood was released by Mark Kozelek's Sun Kil Moon on February 24, 2017. The double album was recorded in 2016 with drummer Steve Shelley. Sun Kil Moon has supported the album this year with a tour in Australia and New Zealand and will also tour Europe and The USA. The album received positive reviews world wide including Rolling Stone, The London Sunday Times and Rockdelux.
In addition to these releases, Mark also released the Night Talks solo EP as a free giveaway for direct purchases through Caldo Verde Records.