Mark Linkous, aka Sparklehorse, is dead. He committed suicide in Knoxville, Tenn. Shot himself in an alley near a friend's house. Here's the New York Times account.
In honor of his music, here's his yet-to-be-released collaboration with Danger Mouse and David Lynch, Dark Night of the Soul. (It's been up at NPR for nearly 9 months.)
Here's a grim little note. Linkous is the second musician on this album who has committed suicide. Vic Chestnut, who killed himself in December, sings the song "Grim Augury."
01 Revenge (w/ The Flaming Lips)
02 Just War (w/ Gruff Rhys)
03 Jaykub (w/ Jason Lytle)
04 Little Girl (w/ Julian Casablancas)
05 Angel’s Harp (w/ Frank Black)
06 Pain (w/ Iggy Pop)
07 Star Eyes (I Can’t Catch It) (w/ David Lynch)
08 Everytime I’m With You (w/ Jason Lytle)
09 Insane Lullaby (w/ James Mercer of The Shins)
10 Daddy’s Gone (w/ Nina Persson)
11 The Man Who Played God (w/ Suzanne Vega)
12 Grim Augury (w/ Vic Chestnutt)
13 Dark Night Of The Soul (w/ David Lynch)