Alternative rock icon Sparklehorse demise was untimely. A few months prior to his death, Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) recorded and album with Danger Mouse and producer Davin Lynch which is entitled Dark Night of the Soul. The album features collaborations with a myriad of artists including James Mercer of The Shins, The Flaming Lips, Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals, Jason Lytle of Grandaddy, Julian Casablancas of The Strokes, Frank Black of the Pixies, Iggy Pop, Nina Persson of The Cardigans, Suzanne Vega, Vic Chesnutt (another influencial musician who had a tragic death last year), and Scott Spillane of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Gerbils.
Supposedly to be released last summer, the LP was delayed due to the arguments over copyright terms, until now. Dark Night of the Soul was released on July 13th.
♫ Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse – The Man Who Played God feat Suzanne Vega
♫ Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse – Star Eyes (I Can’t Catch It) feat David Lynch
♫ Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse – Revenge feat Wayne Coyne