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    http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/news/02-11/05.shtml Sparklehorse Tours, Plans New Album, Goes Hollywood He s a slave 4 U Philip Locke reports: Sparklehorse
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      Sparklehorse Tours, Plans New Album, Goes Hollywood
      He's a slave 4 U

      Philip Locke reports:
      Sparklehorse frontman Mark Linkous and collaborator Scott Minor will be
      gathering their cohorts this winter to record the follow-up to the
      brilliantly distressed beauty of 2001's Dave Fridmann-produced It's a
      Wonderful Life. The band has spent much of this year in the crazy
      hillbilly-infested Smokey Mountains, reconstructing their Static King
      studios for the project and, presumably, violating the human rights of
      unsuspecting trespassers. It's suspected that the new full-length will be
      completed sometime around April of next year and in stores by summer.

      Meanwhile, fans can catch a glimpse of Linkous in the forthcoming Sony
      Picture Classics release, Laurel Canyon, in which he will play a mysterious
      character called Mark Linkous, who, like the real Mark Linkous, is a
      touring musician in a rock band. The film, which stars Francis McDormand,
      Christian Bale, and Lou Barlow (as "Fripp"), has a real rock 'n' roll
      bent-- according to the ever-resourceful Internet Movie Database, it's "the
      story of a pot-smoking, free-wheeling Los Angeles record producer with a
      rock star boyfriend whose straight-laced son comes back home after
      graduation from Harvard Medical School with his rich fiancé who's working
      on a book." So, basically, it's a soft-focus medieval fantasy with
      leprechauns and rainbows and Tom Cruise in a dress. The film has already
      debuted at Cannes and is schedule to hit art theaters in March.

      That, however, is not all. Linkous has also finished up his collaboration
      with awesomely disturbed songwriter Daniel Johnston (who, incidentally, is
      feeling much better these days). The label has not yet released a possible
      title for the record, but has scheduled a tentative release date for
      January 2003. You may recall that Linkous covered Johnston's "Hey Joe" on
      1998's Good Morning Spider.

      But before any of this happens, Mark will hit the road with Scott Minor for
      a tour of Europe in November, with possible U.S. dates to follow. The
      format of the shows will be "duo with film", which ought to provide an
      interesting multimedia spectacle for fans on the continent. Maybe they'll
      show scenes from Laurel Canyon! Tour dates:

      11-07 Brussels - AB
      11-08 Lille - Aeronef
      11-09 Paris - Cigale
      11-10 Nantes - Olympic
      11-12 Bordeaux - Theatre Barbey
      11-13 Geneva - L'Usine
      11-14 Biella - Babylonia
      11-15 Rome - Classico
      11-16 Rimini - Velvet
      11-17 Treviso - New Age
      11-19 Zurich - Rote Fabrik
      11-20 Schorndorf - Manufaktur
      11-21 Frankfurt - Robert Johnson
      11-22 Utrecht - Tivoli
      11-24 London - Barbican
      11-25 Dublin - Olympia
      11-26 Glasgow - King Tuts
      11-27 Manchester - MDH

      .: Pitchfork Review: Sparklehorse: It's a Wonderful Life
      .: Sparklehorse (Official Website): http://www.sparklehorse.com
      .: Sparklehorse (Official Fansite): http://www.sparklehorse.org
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