R.I.P. Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse

Rolling Stone brought sad news Saturday night concerning singer-songwriter Mark Linkous, aka Sparklehorse:

Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous has committed suicide, his publicist confirms to Rolling Stone.

Those unfamiliar with Sparklehorse’s dream-like pop may look no further than his collaboration with musical wunderkid Danger Mouse’s on the musical experiment Dark Night of the Soul. That album, which will finally see a proper release, owes as much of its sound and aura to Linkous as it does to the contributions from Danger Mouse and David Lynch. That album also features a guest spot from Vic Chesnutt, another talented singer-songwriter who took his life in December.

Linkous produced four albums under the Sparklehorse banner, as well as a Sparklehorse-Fennesz collaborative album that was released in September.

“Star Eyes” (Dark Night of the Soul):

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“Sick of Goodbyes”:

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  1. ethanf #

    Sigh. That’s sad news.

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