Thursday, May 27, 2010

Listening Post

Sun Kil Moon is the brainchild of singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek, who, in addition to fronting the spectacular Red House Painters, was also the voice behind the simple, moving lullaby featured in the "Sleep" episode of Yo Gabba Gabba. For those who remember, it's a song that I sing to Inara before she goes to bed every night and one that brings me very close to crying uncontrollably whenever I hear it and she's not with me.

The rest of the pop culture universe likely knows Kozelek and Sun Kil Moon from the use of the band's hypnotic and haunting song Heron Blue in the breathtaking new teaser trailer for Gears of War 3.

For everyone else, here's another example of Kozelek doing what he does best with Sun Kil Moon: creating gorgeously evocative music. It's an unexpected take on Modest Mouse's Ocean Breathes Salty.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your continued music postings. That last Editors song you posted is one of my all-time favorites and holy crap, the one on the Gears of War trailer is my new favorite song.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the music post and read your older post about the desolation you feel when having to return Inara to her mother. I know EXACTLY how you feel. My daughter is 7 and I share custody with my ex. I still put her to bed and sing to her--a cherished few moments. I'm always looking for new lullabies...this will be a nice addition. Thank you.