Sun Kil Moon plugs in for new song ‘Ali/Spinks 2’ – listen

Singer-songwriter has previously stated that a new album could be released this year

Sun Kil Moon has unveiled a new track that sees the primarily acoustic performer going electric.

‘Ali/Spinks 2’ is presumably named after the 1978 heavyweight title rematch between boxers Leon Spinks and Muhammad Ali. Click below to listen, via Spin.


In January, the singer-songwriter – real name Mark Kozelek – revealed that a new Sun Kil Moon album could be released as early as this year, stating that “it will be a very different album” than last year’s critically-lauded ‘Benji’.

In an interview with The Omaha-World Herald, Kozelek claimed he was “halfway” through the record and “hopefully it could be out by fall”.

“[Sonic Youth drummer] Steve Shelley was telling me the other night, ‘This next one needs to be really good,’ and my hope is that it will be,” he said. “But it’s going to be what it’s going to be. Different things are happening in my life now, so there is no doubt that it will be a very different album.”