Sparklehorse tribute

Mark Linkous, the man behind Sparklehorse, committed suicide in 2010, and now Box Of Stars, a nonprofit that raises mental health awareness, hopes to honor him with a new tribute album called Last Box Of Sparklers. If it reaches its $50k goal, the crowdfunded compilation will include Linkous admirers and contemporaries; right now, the lineup of contributors stands to include Mercury Rev, Mark Lanegan, Califone, and Phantogram. And below, you can hear two very different tracks from the comp: The Flaming Lips’ woolly and psychedelic version of “It’s A Sad And Beautiful World” and the Joy Formidable’s sprawling, heavy take on “Gold Day.” Listen to both.

To contribute or to learn more about the compilation, visit its Indiegogo page.

Comments (2)
  1. You can also stream the new Sparklehorse covers by Mercury Rev, Mark Lanegan (QotSA, Screaming Tree) and others.

    Seven tracks in all from “Last Box of Sparklers” are here

    Only two and a half days left to contribute and reserve your copy!

  2. I want this to happen so bad. One of my all time favorite musicians.

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