Mark Kozelek, one of the most prolific and consistent singer songwriters in indie rock, will release a new album this May entitled Among The Leaves. It is the fifth album Kozelek has released under the Sun Kil Moon moniker and apparently “finds Mark relaxed, singing playfully about his life as a musician while retaining the melancholic spirit of his 20 year catalog.”

The 17-track album was recorded between October and January in San Francisco, mostly on Mark’s nylon string guitar. The album was apparently recorded “impulsively” which has brought out a “more raw and humorous side of Mark’s songwriting.”

The album is out on May 29th and you can read more about it at the Caldo Verde Records site. The track list is below.

UPDATE: Watch a high-quality recording of Kozelek performing “Sunshine in Chicago” below. The song follows a performance of “Heron Blue.” If you want to skip straight to it, it starts just after the 6 minute mark. The video is from last week’s Shivering Songs festival in New Brunswick, Canada.

Among The Leaves track list:

01. I Know It’s Pathetic But That Was The Greatest Night Of My Life
02. Sunshine In Chicago
03. The Moderately Talented Yet Attractive Young Woman vs. The Exceptionally Talented Yet Not So Attractive Middle Aged Man
04. That Bird Has A Broken Wing
05. Elaine
06. The Winery
07. Young Love
08. Song For Richard Collopy
09. Among The Leaves
10. Red Poison
11. Track Number 8
12. Not Much Rhymes With Everything’s Awesome At All Times
13. King Fish
14. Lonely Mountain
15. UK Blues
16. UK Blues 2
17. Black Kite