Perils from the Sea

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Perils from the Sea
Studio album by
ReleasedApril 30, 2013
GenreRock, electronic
LabelCaldo Verde Records
ProducerJimmy LaValle, Mark Kozelek
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Perils from the Sea is a collaborative studio album by American singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek and multi-instrumentalist Jimmy LaValle, released on April 30, 2013 on Caldo Verde Records.

The track, "You Missed My Heart", previously appeared on Kozelek's live album, Live at Phoenix Public House Melbourne (2013).

Background and recording[edit]

On September 11, 2011, Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek asked Jimmy LaValle, of The Album Leaf, to collaborate on a song, resulting in the album's opening track, "What Happened to My Brother". The two continued to work together over the next year, culminating in a finished album, Perils from the Sea.[3]


Perils from the Sea was originally set to be released under Kozelek and LaValle's monikers, Sun Kil Moon and The Album Leaf.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Mark Kozelek (lyrics), Jimmy LaValle (music).

1."What Happened to My Brother"5:16
4."Baby in Death Can I Rest Next to Your Grave"8:12
5."Ceiling Gazing"8:09
6."You Missed My Heart"5:40
8."He Always Felt Like Dancing"7:56
9."By the Time That I Awoke"7:26
10."Here Come More Perils from the Sea"5:52
11."Somehow the Wonder of Life Prevails"10:32



  • Mark Kozelek - vocals
  • Jimmy LaValle - music
  • Marcel Gemperli - strings (11)
  • Peter Broderick - strings (11)
  • Vanessa Ruotolo - strings (11)

Recording personnel[edit]

  • Mark Kozelek - producer
  • Jimmy LaValle - producer, music recording
  • Aaron Prellwitz - vocals recording, mixing
  • Gabe Shepard - vocals recording
  • Nathan Winter - vocals recording


  • Mark Kozelek - photography
  • Et Cetera - design


  1. ^ Monger, James Christopher. "Perils from the Sea - Mark Kozelek, Jimmy LaValle". Allmusic. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ Deusner, Stephen M. (30 April 2013). "The Album Leaf / Sun Kil Moon: Perils from the Sea". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Caldo Verde Records". Caldo Verde Records. Retrieved 2013-08-09.
  4. ^ "Sun Kil Moon And The Album Leaf Join Forces For New Album Perils From The Sea". Stereogum. 2012-11-28. Retrieved 2013-08-09.