Mark Kozelek bears the gift of three new records, like some sort of drunk, middle-aged wiseman

Mark Kozelek bears the gift of three new records, like some sort of drunk, middle-aged wiseman

Perhaps it’s just me, but there is something downright uncle-like about Mark Kozelek. This isn’t an insult by any means. He’s the cool uncle, the one with stories about 4AD and beautiful songs about boxers and New Jersey. Sure, he might hit on your college girlfriend’s sister, but he’s Uncle Mark! Sometimes you get sick of him, but you’ll always love your uncle Mark.

Kozelek’s been a very busy uncle lately. Aside from putting out the sprawling Among the Leaves earlier this year, Pitchfork reports that he’s got plans for a trio of new releases through his own Caldo Verde label. First up is On Tour, the soundtrack to his tour documentary from last year that also happens to be called On Tour. The soundtrack, which collects tracks recorded in 2004 in the US, Canada, and Europe, will be released on November 13 in digital and CD formats. If you’re within the first 1,000 to order a copy, you will receive a CD of Kozelek’s Live in Copenhagen album.

After Uncle Mark has celebrated the holidays and subsequently recovered from the holidays, he’ll put out two new releases on February 19: Like Rats and Live at Phoenix Public House Melbourne. Like Rats is a covers album featuring material from The Misfits, Ted Nugent, Bad Brains, Genesis, and, most importantly by far, The Descendents. It never occurred to me, but Mark Kozelek covering The Descendents’ “Silly Girl” is the most logical thing in the entire universe.

As for Kozelek’s other February 19 release, Live at Phoenix Public House Melbourne, it is exactly what it sounds like. A live album. Recorded at the Phoenix Public House in Melbourne. Duh. Sorry, I’m being a jerk. Uncle Mark’s set here was recorded earlier this year, June 11 to be exact. No word on the release formats for either of Kozelek’s February 19 releases, but check Caldo Verde for further details.

On Tour tracklist:

Disc 1

01. Sam Wong Hotel (from Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises)
02. Alesund (from Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises’)
03. Void - Live in Sweden
04. Bologna Piece
05. Katy Song - Live in Italy
06. Koko (from Desertshore - Drifting Her Majesty)
07. Half Moon Bay - Live in Switzerland
08. Ålesund - Live in Belgium
09. Australian Winter - Live in France
10. Logrono Piece
11. Tonight In Bilbao (from Mark Kozelek -Lost Verses Live)
12. Lucky Man - Hotel Performance
13. Seville Piece
14. Trailways - Live In Spain
15. Four Fingered Fisherman (from Mark Kozelek -Little Drummer Boy Live)

Disc 2

01. Like The River - Live In Spain
02. Lost Verses (from Mark Kozelek -Lost Verses Live)
03. Australian Winter - Airport Scene
04. Vigo Piece (listen)
05. Blue Orchids - Live In Spain
06. Third And Seneca - Copenhagen Hotel Performance
07. Carry Me Ohio (from Mark Kozelek - Lost Verses Live)
08. You Are My Sun ( from Sun Kil Moon - Admiral Fell Promises)
09. First Unitarian Piece
10. Backstage Unitarian Piece
11. Natural Light - Live In USA
12. Moorestown - Live In USA
13. Heron Blue - Live In Canada
14. Sintra Hotel Performance

Bonus Tracks:

15. Take Me Out (Live In Italy)
16. Cruiser (Live in USA)
17. Mistress (Live in USA)
18. Things Mean A Lot (Live in France)

Like Rats tracklist:

01. I
02. Like Rats
03. Free-For-All
04. Young Girls
05. Right Back Where We Started From
06. Time Is Love
07. Silly Girl
08. Onward
09. Carpet Crawlers
10. 13
11. Green Hell
12. I Killed Mommy
13. I Got You Babe

Live at Phoenix Public House Melbourne tracklist:

01. I know It’s Pathetic But That Was The Greatest Night Of My Life
02. Sunshine In Chicago
03. The Moderately Talented Young Woman
04. Broken Wing
05. Glenn Tipton
06. Track Number 8
07. UK Blues
08. Heron Blue
09. Mistress
10. Church Of The Pines
11. You Missed My Heart
12. Black Kite

• Mark Kozelek: http://www.markkozelek.com
• Caldo Verde: http://www.caldoverderecords.com

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