Sparklehorse Documentary “The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse” Bows…

Congratulations to filmmakers Alex Crowton and Bobby Dass, and writer/narrator Angela Faye Martin on the recent premier showings of their excellent documentary on the life of Mark Linkous. After premiering the film at the Chattanooga Film Festival in Tennessee, and the iconic 40-Watt club in Athens, Georgia, a gala screening is set for June at the Union Chapel in London. For those who did not participate in the crowdfunding campaign and who would like to get copies, the team is currently working on a distribution plan, so stay tuned. In the meantime, more info is available on their Facebook pagesbw_sparklehorse

Official Mark Linkous Website and Tumblr now Online

Hey Everyone,

It’s been way too long since we’ve posted and we’ve got some catching up to do, as 2016 is shaping up to be a good year for fans of Sparklehorse, with a variety of new things related to Mark showing up.

First and foremost, we would like to announce that thanks to the efforts of Mark’s brother Matt and sister-in-law Melissa, a new offical website for Mark is now online. Check it out at

In conjunction with the new official site, a new Sparklehorse Tumblr site has also been established where fans may contribute artwork, music and other media inspired by, in tribute to, and in memory of Mark. Visit and join in.


5 years…

…ago today we lost Mark. It’s hard to believe so much time has passed. It’s taken a long time to come to terms with his loss. Mark was many things. A very talented musician. A gifted composer both in terms of melody and lyrics. His ability to evoke deep emotions from his economical use of words was one of his extraordinary talents. And his skills crossed over into the technical aspect of music making. He was a skillful producer, engineer, and almost a magician at times, taking outdated recording technology, things he found in junkyards and fixing them and giving them new life as a way to help create his unique sounds. And by all accounts an extraordinarily kind, gentle and humble man.

But on the 5th year anniversary of Mark’s leaving us, we’d like to focus less on mourning his loss, and more on celebrating his life. To that end, we’ve compiled a tribute to Mark that we hope you’ll all enjoy. We scraped high and low for photos. One or more of yours may show up here. And if so we hope you’ll forgive our appropriating the various images we’ve found to help memorialize Mark today.

We recommend viewing the full HD version but if you are having problems viewing over a slow connection we’ve provided a link to a lower-res version of the video as well. Hope you all enjoy…

SparkleOn Mark Linkous Tribute (HD)

SparkleOn Mark Linkous Tribute (non-HD)


john murry – “shade and honey”

Hey Everyone,

Happy New Year!!! It’s been an awfully long time since we’ve had a new post here but tonight we have something to make up for it. Our very good friend John Murry has shared his wonderful cover of “Shade And Honey” with us. Hope you all enjoy it.

Shade And Honey (by John Murry)

Produced by Mark Pistel and John Murry at Room Number Five, San Francisco, CA

Updated January 17: John asked us to enable downloads for this track, so you can now download the MP3 by mousing over the area just to the right of the play button and clicking on the magic arrow.  Cheers…