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14 Best Songs of the Last Two Weeks: Yard Act, A. Savage, Snõõper, Say Sue Me, and More

Plus Coach Party, Jamila Woods, Metric, and a Wrap-up of the Last Two Weeks’ Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 14, 2023

Welcome to the 24th Songs of the Week of 2023. We didn’t do a Songs of the Week last week because of the July 4th holiday falling on a Tuesday, leaving less songs to consider. So, this week’s Songs of the Week is supersized and incorporates tracks from the last two weeks. More

Jul 11, 2023

“The Scull of Lucia,” a previously unreleased song by Sparklehorse, the music project of the late Mark Linkous, has been shared More

Jun 13, 2023

ANTI- has announced Bird Machine, a previously unreleased posthumous album by Sparklehorse, the project of the late Mark Linkous, and shared its first single, “Evening Star Supercharger,” via a lyric video. More

Dec 06, 2022

A previously unreleased song by the late Mark Linkous (aka Sparklehorse), “It Will Never Stop,” has been shared. It is out now via ANTI-. More

Nov 15, 2019

Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) has shared “Ninjarous,” a previously unreleased song he recorded with the late Mark Linkous (aka Sparklehorse), who took his own life in 2010. “Ninjarous” also features vocals from MF DOOM. More

Mar 28, 2018

John Parish has announced a new album, Bird Dog Dante, and shared a new song, “Sorry For Your Loss,” which features longtime collaborator PJ Harvey. Bird Dog Dante is due out June 15 via Thrill Jockey. “Sorry For Your Loss” is about the late Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse, a close friend of Parish and Harvey. More

DIIV’s Zachary Cole Smith Covers Sparklehorse’s “Cow”

The Original Was Found on 1995's Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot

Jul 12, 2017

DIIV frontman Zachary Cole Smith has shared a spirited cover of Sparklehorse’s “Cow.” The original version of the song can be found on Sparklehorse’s strangely titled 1995-released debut album, Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot. More

Mark Linkous Estate Blocks Sparklehorse Charity Tribute Album

Was to Feature Covers by The Flaming Lips, The Joy Formidable, Phantogram, and More

Apr 10, 2015

Back in 2013, Box of Stars, a non-profit aimed at furthering the awareness and treatment of mental health launched a crowd-funded campaign to release a tribute covers album in tribute of Sparklehorse‘s Mark Linkous, who tragically ended his own life in 2010. More

Listen: Flaming Lips – “Sad and Beautiful World (Sparklehorse Cover)”

Last Box of Sparklers Tribute Album Currently in Process

Dec 12, 2013

In 2010, Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous committed suicide. To keep the late singer/songwriter’s memory alive, a group of artists—including Phantogram, Mercury Rev, and Mark Lanegan have come together to cover the artist’s iconic works. More

Apr 21, 2010

After a year of waiting, the David Lynch, Sparklehorse, Danger Mouse collaboration Dark Night of the Soul will see its official release July 13th. Those pesky legal problems have been resolved, it seems. More

Sparlkehorse’s Mark Linkous R.I.P.

Singer Takes His Own Life

Mar 06, 2010

As reported by Rolling Stone, Sparklehorse’s singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous took his own life on Saturday. His family has released a statement. “It is with great sadness that we share the news that our dear friend and family member, Mark Linkous, took his own life today. We are thankful for his time with us and will hold him forever in our hearts. May his journey be peaceful, happy and free. There’s a heaven and there’s a star for you.” More



Fearing Pop

Mar 07, 2010

Though the stigma seems to be lifting-as producers such as Pharrell can make any former teenybopper sound forward thinking and innovative-making pop music can still be a frightening proposition for artists who are ingrained with the mindset that all good music must be difficult to be substantial. For Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous, this mindset produces an impulse to apologize for making a record that can be enjoyed on first listen, one that doesn’t require any of the details of his rise to fame as a critically adored but deeply troubled artist More


Oct 31, 2023

As posthumous, mop-up jobs go, Bird Machine is a fine effort. More