The year 2014 taught us two very important things about Sun Kil Moon’s Mark Kozelek.

The firstthe 48-year old is still producing some of his finest material yet, one only needs to hear his ominous opus Benji that earned the musician unanimous critical acclaim.

Sadly, the second thing we learnt was that he’s kind of a grouchy bully. Starting what had to be the single most annoying (and one-sided) feud of the year, Koz verbally bashed Adam Granduciel of The War On Drugs in the media, not to mention releasing a couple of nasty and very much below the belt tracks about the frontman.

And now in 2015 a fresh Kozelek fact has appeared courtesy of an open e-mail conversation between the ‘Carissa’ singer and Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard on The Thread which revealed Kozelek loves just about every country in the world, but not Australia.

Kozelek tells Gibbard of the overwhelming amount of travel he’s been doing of late, mentioning how great Scandinavia, Japan and Israel all are, but also how exhausting it is traveling great distances to only be disappointed.

He pens, “That’s why I’ve never been nuts about Australia. It’s so far to go to end up in a place where they drink beer and eat meat and potatoes, and look and act pretty much like everyone I grew up around in Ohio.”

“I actually passed on the Laneway Festival for 2015. I didn’t want to spend my 48th birthday over there” he shockingly reveals.

For any Kozelek fan, they’d know that this is the standard and brutally honest way in which the artist carries himself. In saying that, it’s still a little sad to hear that the love we have for Koz is not reciprocated.

Interestingly, Mark Kozelek will be bring the Sun Kil Moon show to the alleged home of “meat and potato” this March, naybe if we all work hard we can convince him to spend his 49th birthday with us swirling a Fosters.

Sun Kil Moon 2015 Australian Tour Dates

Thursday 19 March – City Recital Hall, Sydney
$55 + BF // tickets available here

Saturday 21 March – Atheneum Theatre, Melbourne
$49.50 + BF // tickets available here

Sunday 22 March – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane
$49.50 + BF // tickets available here

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