Release Date: Nov 2, 2018
Record label: Caldo Verde Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
Mark Kozelek reached his half century last year which could cause a period of reflection for some, perhaps slowing down for others. Back for a new Sun Kil Moon record (not the only music he's released this year) he shows no signs of the latter. As for reflecting on life, that's a given for Kozelek. Don't expect anything different from This Is My Dinner.
Sun Kil Moon's This Is My Dinner was recorded over a few days in November and December of 2017, with singer/songwriter Mark Kozelek backed by a small group of musicians including guitarist Ramon Fermin, drummer Jim White, and keyboardist Chris Connolly. They generally play relaxed, unhurried musical backdrops, over which Kozelek sings his rambling journal entries about touring, hotels, the news, boxing, and his sex life. While Kozelek has often told fascinating stories or offered pointed insight during his highly prolific run of releases throughout the 2010s, his writing style just seems lazy here.