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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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.