Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev Contribute To Sparklehorse Tribute Album

A who’s who of hipster musicians have contributed recordings to a Mark Linkous/ Sparklehorse tribute album that will benefit Box of Stars, a non-profit whose purpose is to bring increased awareness about mental health to the public.

Here’s Mercury Rev’s track:

The album is titled Last Box Of Sparklers. It’s mostly done but to complete it Box Of Stars is using Indiegogo to raise $50,000. So far contributions are at $11,589.00

Artists participating include the Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, Mark Lanegan, David Lowery, Califone, the Joy Formidable, Phantogram, Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle, Portugal. the Man, Dinosaur Jr. and the Cowboy Junkies.

Here’s a video explaining what Box of Stars are up to:

Pitchfork has a story that hipped me to this project.

If you want to help out, head to Indiegogo.

About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael recently completed his first novel, Days of the Crazy-Wild, and is currently writing a second novel.

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