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Sparklehorse - Bird Machine CD/LP

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Anti- Records is honoured to share a never-before-heard album by Mark Linkous of Sparklehorse titled "Bird Machine". Originally recorded in 2010 and mixed by Joel Hamilton (who also worked on "It's A Wonderful Life"), Joel's brother Matt notes "great care has been taken to archive and preserve Mark's music. We are very thankful for Mark and the beauty he brought to this world."

Sparklehorse was an American indie rock band formed by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous in the mid-1990s. Born on September 9, 1962, in Arlington, Virginia, Linkous began playing music as a teenager. Described as an artist who "compelled listeners to heed the beauty of darkness" by Pitchfork, Sparklehorse released many influential records, including the renowned albums "Vivadixiesubmarinetransmissionplot" and "Good Morning Spider" in the '90s, "It's A Wonderful Life" and "Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain" in the early naughts, and a collaborative album "Dark Night of the Soul" released in 2010.

Throughout his career Mark collaborated with thought provoking artists like Vic Chesnutt, Daniel Johnston, Tom Waits, Danger Mouse and David Lynch.

While Mark recorded in various studios, collaborating with other musicians and producers, he did much of his work in his home studio, Static King, often playing and recording everything on his own. He was "very much kind of a working-class guy with a very poetic sensibility, who was drawn to artists like himself, who worked in isolation," said NPR Fresh Air's Ken Tucker.


1. It Will Never Stop
2. Kind Ghosts
3. Evening Star Supercharger
4. O Child
5. Falling Down
6. I Fucked It Up
7. Hello Lord
8. Daddy's Gone
9. Chaos of the Universe
10. Listening to the Higsons
11. Everybody's Gone to Sleep
12. The Scull of Lucia
13. Blue
14. Stay

About this product: this release is available on CD and LP formats.

The CD is housed in a softpack.

The LP is the Indie Stores Exclusive pressing on clear vinyl.