Album · 2005 · 11 Songs. Mark Kozelek went solo at the end of his folk-rock band Red House Painters’ successful run throughout the ‘90s, and one of his first projects as Sun Kil Moon was Tiny Cities, a curiously subdued, excellently produced album of Modest Mouse covers. These tracks show the tender side of Modest Mouse’s amped-up indie rock, with tracks like Tiny Cities Made of Ashes and Ocean Breathes Salty thriving with Kozelek’s dreamy guitar textures, hushed singing, and languid pacing. Tiny Cities Sun Kil Moon.
Which brings us to Tiny Cities, Kozelek's second album with Sun Kil Moon. Perhaps unlike anything he has previously done, Tiny Cities is an album of wildly transformed Modest Mouse covers. While Modest Mouse songs, in their original form, are often somewhat abrasive and noisy, Kozelek transforms them into acoustic folk ballads, typical of his style. The songs of Tiny Cities often feature little more than a lone acoustic guitar and Kozelek's voice, but there are tracks ("Neverending Math Equation", for example) that also showcase Sun Kil Moon in full band mode.
Sun Kil Moon is an American folk rock act from San Francisco, California, founded in 2002. Initially a continuation of the defunct indie rock band Red House Painters, Sun Kil Moon is now the primary recording moniker of vocalist and guitarist Mark Kozelek. The project is named after the Korean super flyweight boxer Sung-Kil Moon
Listen free to Sun Kil Moon – Tiny Cities (Exit Does Not Exist, Tiny Cities Made of Ashes and more). com The curious sophomore effort from Mark Kozelek's Sun Kil Moon - with both Geoff Stanfield and Anthony Koutsos returning from Ghosts of the Great Highway - is a tribute album to indie rockers Modest Mouse and is entirely made up of songs from their catalogue. That said, Kozelek treats these tunes as if he wrote them himself. The curious sophomore effort from Mark Kozelek's Sun Kil Moon – with both Geoff Stanfield and Anthony Koutsos returning from Ghosts of the Great Highway – is a tribute album to indie rockers Modest Mouse and is entirely made up of songs from their catalogue.
In that sense, Tiny Cities is a collection of perfect Mark Kozelek songs. New Musical Express (NME).
Album by Sun Kil Moon. Space Travel Is Boring. is a cover of. Tiny Cities Made of Ashes by Modest Mouse (2004).