Tributes Pour in for Sparklehorse’s Mark Linkous From Radiohead, Death Cab for Cutie, Flaming Lips, Metric


Excerpt from Exclaim:

On Saturday (March 6), we learned of the tragic passing of Mark Linkous, the driving force behind Richmond, VA’s Sparklehorse. According to the New York Times, the 47-year-old songwriter shot himself in the heart outside of a friend’s home in Knoxville, TN.

Sparklehorse had been active since 1995, when Linkous released the albumVivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot. Over the next 15 years, the band embarked upon numerous tours and collaborations, most recently recording the star-studded album Dark Night of the Soul with Danger Mouse and a slew of guest vocalists, including Julian Casablancas, the Shins’ James Mercer, Iggy Pop and many others.”

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