Sun Kil Moon is an American indie folk act from San Francisco, California, founded in 2002. Initially a continuation of the defunct indie rock band Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon currently acts as the primary recording moniker for vocalist and guitarist Mark Kozelek. The project is named after the Korean lightweight boxer, Sung-Kil Moon.
Following the delayed release of Red House Painters' final studio album, Old Ramon (2001), vocalist and guitarist Kozelek began recording new material under the name, Sun Kil Moon, with former bandmates Jerry Vessel (bass) and Anthony Koutsos (drums). The resulting album, Ghosts of the Great Highway, was released in 2003 to widespread critical acclaim. The project's second studio album, Tiny Cities (2005), was composed entirely of Modest Mouse cover songs.
In 2008, the band released its third studio album, April. Recorded as a three-piece, with bass guitarist Geoff Stanfield joining both Kozelek and Koutsos, the album was well received and featured guest vocal appearances from noted indie rock musicians, Will Oldham and Ben Gibbard.
Inspired by classical guitar music, Kozelek recorded Sun Kil Moon's fourth studio album, Admiral Fell Promises (2010), as a solo act, and continued to record mostly alone on its follow-up, Among the Leaves (2012).
Other projects:Red House Painters
| Mark Kozelek