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Sun Kil Moon Proclaims ‘God Bless Ohio’ on Lovely New Single

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MARCH 18: Mark Kozelek aka Sun Kill Moon performs at SHOWTIME Roadies House at SXSW 2016 at Clive Bar during SXSW 2016 on March 18, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rahav Segev/Getty Images for Showtime Networks)

Mark Kozelek, a.k.a. Sun Kil Moon, is showing no signs of slowing down after releasing two records this year: a joint venture with Jesu and Mark Kozelek Sings Favorites. Now, Kozelek has released a beautiful new track called “God Bless Ohio” (not to be confused with his 2003 single “Carry Me Ohio”), which is set to appear on a brand-new Sun Kil record called Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood. According to Stereogum, this one will be a double LP.

Though Kozelek sings its verses in the same chanting, stream-of-consciousness way he’s been prone to do on his last few releases (2014’s Benji, last year’s Universal Themes), “God Bless Ohio” is buttressed by some truly gorgeous acoustic finger-picking. Listen here, and look for Common as Light and Love Are Red Valleys of Blood on February 28, 2017 via Caldo Verde. [h/t Stereogum]