Maybe Mark Kozelek is attempting to atone for his sins, but it seems he's going to be recording a spoken word album for with Argentinian actor Nicolás Pauls called Dreams of Childhood. It'll feature 11 poems "written by street kids in Argentina", according the Sun Kil Moon website, and all proceeds from the sale of the album will go to La Casa de la Cultura de la Calle (The House of Street Culture), a nonprofit organisation that benefits homeless children in Argentina; Pauls will recite the poems in Spanish, Kozelek in English. It's out on Kozelek's own Caldo Verde label on 27th October.

In other news, Mark Kozelek will be collaborating with Rachel Goswell of Slowdive; their duet will appear on an album Goswell is making with Justin Lockey (Editors).

I'm surprised anybody wants to work with Mark Kozelek, to be quite honest. There's his telling his audiences to "shut the fuck up", and then there's his prolonged insulting of other bands, and that's not to mention that time last month when he said onstage that a female journalist "totally wants to fuck me" and called her a "bitch". Charity or no charity, why do we care about this guy again?