I told you about the Sparklehorse/ Mark Linkous tribute album, Last Box of Sparklers, previously and gave you a taste with a Mercury Rev track off it. Also on the album are Mark Lanegan, Califone, Joy Formidable, Phantogram and others.
Now we get a cover of “Sad and Beautiful World” by the Flaming Lips. The original appeared on the first Sparklehorse album, Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot.
Here’s the Flaming Lips’ contribution:
The non-profit Box of Stars is currently raising money via Indiegogo to release the album and, ultimately to increase awareness about mental health issues.
Here’s a video with more info:
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