Sparklehorse Film…

For those who haven’t yet heard the exciting news…

…there is a Sparklehorse documentary in the works by the good folks at Bo-Ho Films!

Currently in mid-production, the filmmakers are seeking funding through Indiegogo to help complete the project. Please help out if you can…

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-sad-beautiful-world-of-sparklehorse

The latest trailer looks amazing with contributions from the likes of Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue and Grasshopper, Emily Haines, Gemma Hayes, Ed Harcourt, Matthew Wright and Adam Wiltzie…

Steve Albini Interview…

Steve Albini recently spoke to Going Thru Vinyl about working with Mark on material intended for an unfinished and as yet unheard fifth Sparklehorse LP. Follow the link below to listen to the full interview. The Sparklehorse content kicks in around the 23 minute mark. Many thanks to Jason for the heads up at our facebook page!

http://www.goingthruvinyl.com/wp/2012/11/steve-albini-interview-part-1-listen-4328-doing-stuff-to-amuse-steve-albini-and-myself-s03-ep05/

Bristol Tribute Evening…

Mike Meade of alt-country band The Short Life Of Gracie is organising a tribute evening for Mark in Bristol next year. The event is planned to take place at what may well be Mark’s spiritual home in the UK: The Fleece & Firkin.

Mark often cited the Fleece as his favourite venue and Sparklehorse would return many times over the years. The live version of Gasoline Horseys from the Distorted Ghost EP was recorded there.

If you are interested in attending/performing/getting involved then please drop Mike a line. We will of course bring you more details as they emerge but in the meantime here’s The Short Life Of Gracie with a beautiful cover of Eyepennies…

Anniversary…

Angela Faye Martin’s wonderful new album Anniversary was released this month.

The CD version is available right now from Angela’s website and a limited edition vinyl will follow in December:

http://www.angelafaye.com/products.html

Mark of course produced Angela’s 2009 debut Pictures From Home…

Anniversary was produced by Sparklehorse alumnus Alan Weatherhead at Sound Of Music and also includes guest appearances by Matt Linkous and Melissa Moore.

The song Swifts & Swallows was written in Mark’s memory…

Here’s the album’s title track: