New record for Sparklehorse?

The indie-music site announced yesterday that alt-rock troubled genius Mark Linkous and his band, Sparklehorse, will release a new album this fall, the first since the band's 2001 release, It's a Wonderful Life.
Linkous, who was raised in Charlottesville and attended Albemarle High School, was the subject of the Hook's February 27, 2002 cover story.
The recent article is quick to point out, however, that Sparklehorse fans shouldn't get saddled up just yet– reports of follow-up Sparklehorse albums trickled out in 2002 and again in 2004, with no record ever materializing. This year, however, may be the charm.
"The record is finished and scheduled for a September release," writes Dave Mahar on, adding a list of impressive collaborators on the album including Johnny Hott (House of Freaks), Scott Minor, Stephen Drozd (Flaming Lips), and Tom Waits.


okay, I don't really know too much about the local music scene, but are you telling me that a man who calls himself Sparkle-anything looks like THAT?

New Sparklehorse record, you say? I'll believe it when I see it, although I'm absolutely thrilled to hear of its impending approach. It's a Wonderful Life was a phenomenal album, and all of Linkous' production work in the meantime (including a couple of Denali cuts and bass work on Dangerdoom's album) has been stellar. I feel like a total idiot not knowing that he came out of AHS, though...that's great to find out!

I'll take Sparklehorse over DMB anyday.