New record for Sparklehorse?
The indie-music site pitchforkmedia.com 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 pitchforkmedia.com 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 pitchforkmedia.com, adding a list of impressive collaborators on the album including Johnny Hott (House of Freaks), Scott Minor, Stephen Drozd (Flaming Lips), and Tom Waits.