RIP Mark Linkous, aka Sparklehorse

Mark Linkous, the songwriter who performed under the name "Sparklehorse", has committed suicide on March 6th.  There isn't much to say that hasn't already been said by Stereogum, Rolling Stone, New York Times, and NPR.  Click on Read More for a fan-made video of "It's A Wonderful Life".


Danger Mouse, David Lynch, Sparklehorse album canned over label battle

An official CD album of the forthcoming project by Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and David Lynch, will not be released due to the risk of legal action from Danger Mouse's record label, EMI. - Source

DeVotchKa, Sparklehorse, Album Leaf Cover The Nightmare Before Christmas

Tim Burton's cult stop-motion film turns 15 this year, and as previously reported a motley crew of indie and goth-pop acts have recorded covers for an updated soundtrack called Nightmare Revisited. It's fun to hear Polyphonic Spree and Album Leaf interpret Danny Elfman, even if you risk hearing Korn's contribution, too (always with the terrible covers, those guys). Check out our faves after the jump. - Source