Oh man. Sun Kil Moon's new album should be shipping any day now and I am just dying. Excuse this moment of fangirl excess. To hold me over, I downloaded Ocean Beaches, Mark Kozelek's first solo album. He wrote it when he was with the Red House Painters, at the beach. Some of the songs are perfect and appropriately beachy. Others are rougher and less charming but nonetheless channel the wrought sincerity of a lovelorn man in his early twenties, a genre of human being that makes me kind of sentimental. Here's some of the beachy ones.