April, the new album from Sun Kil Moon, is Mark Kozelek's first original record since the acclaimed 2003 Sun Kil Moon debut ''Ghosts Of The Great Highway''. 11 songs at almost 74 minutes, ''April'' is a collection of songs recorded between March and August 2007 in San Francisco (Hyde Street Studios) and Seattle (Well Recording). In the spirit of Sun Kil Moon's ''Ghosts'' and ''Tiny Cities'', Mark was joined by the same players as before, including drummer Anthony Koutsos (Red House Painters), bassist Geoff Stanfield (Black Lab), violist Michi Aceret, and percussionist David Revelli. ''April'' also finds Mark in the company of guest vocalists Bonnie Prince Billy, Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), and Eric Pollard (Retribution Gospel Choir).
The album will come with a bonus CD featuring four alternate versions of songs from "April".
From 10-minute, three-guitar jams to heartbreaking acoustic ballads,
April shines with the most evocative music of Kozelek s career. --Jonathan Cohen, Billboard
Mark Kozelek returns with an album of rare warmth and immediacy, where
intensely personal lyrics hang on hazily magnificent melodies. --Aidin Vaziri, San Francisco Chronicle