Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Sad News from Sparklehorse

This past weekend Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous shot himself through the heart in Knoxville. He was only 47. According to The New York Times, he shot himself in an alley outside a friend's home. Linkous was in the process of moving to Knoxville, where he planned to set up a studio and finish the latest Sparklehorse album.

Growing up, Linkous was influenced by bluegrass and country, got into punk rock, and eventually formed Sparklehorse so he could create a sound close to Tom Waits' Swordfishtrombone.

Here's a video of Sparklehorse performing "Saturday" live:

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