Sun Kil Moon

The Bay Area’s crankiest folk singer and Pitchfork’s favorite clickbaiter this side of Pharrell, Mark Kozelek, has had a whirlwind last couple of weeks, as we told you about earlier this month. As Kozelek hinted, he has written and recorded a song entitled “War on Drugs: Suck my Cock” that you can download from Pitchfork. Stream it below:

He gleefully describes the incident that started his “feud” with The War on Drugs while taking aim at the “Fucking hillbillies” in North Carolina and “Bridge and Tunnel People” that “love ’em some War on Drugs”. And he does it in his signature, personal style, and makes me feel like an asshole when I find myself humming it while walking down the street. Thanks, Mark.

So how do you follow up such a momentous release? Like all big-time stars, you make a Christmas album. Kozelek has shared his take on “Christmastime is Here” on guess where, and not surprisingly, he does a fantastic job. The rest of the album, cleverly entitled Mark Kozelek Sings Christmas Carols will be available in November.