Mark Linkous from Sparklehorse died a year ago today. As many much as any other band, Sparklehorse's music has been a constant source of inspiration for me with Beat Radio. Here's a great video Christina Vantzou made for one of my favorite of Mark's songs.
Our song "Geography" which is the last song on our new LP was one that I wrote in memory of Mark. Some of the lyrics are direct references to Sparklehorse songs. Here's an mp3 of us playing the tune live last week at our rehearsal space.
Beat Radio - Geography (Rehearsal tape 2/11) (mp3)
Here's a tribute to Mark from NPR.
RIP Mark. "There's a heaven and there's a star for you"