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.