Sun Kil Moon, 'April' (Caldo Verde)

6
April
Critical Mass
Label: Caldo Verde

by Shannon Zimmerman

Powered by mordant but melodic vocals, authoritatively finger-picked guitar, and what sounds like a lifetime supply of sleeping pills and booze, Sun Kil Moon may be the most convincingly bummed-out '70s-era Neil Young tribute band ever assembled. On their third album, this San Francisco–based, Mark Kozelek–led bunch stumble over saccharine set-opener "Lost Verses" (which channels icky Young wannabes America with less success than Midlake) en route to a beautifully depressing array of funereal folk. Best bet: "Tonight the Sky" -- sound familiar? -- which hitches Kozelek's worn-out, wasted voice to crunchy Crazy Horse chords.

BUY:

iTunesAmazon

00:00 00:00 No Song Selected More info
00:00 00:00
placeholder
Now Playing
  • 1 J Dilla — Give Em What They Want " 02:45
  • 2 Low Leaf — Set Me Free " 02:13
  • 3 Doe Paoro — Nobody " 03:05
  • 4 Chromeo with Ezra Koenig — Ezra's Interlude " 01:55
  • 5 The Julie Ruin — Brightside " 03:04
  • 6 Mirel Wagner — What Love Looks Like " 03:07
  • 7 Amen Dunes — I Can't Dig It " 04:53

SPIN is a member of SPIN Music Group, a division of BUZZMEDIA