— an album that scored an enviable 8.3 rating from Pitchfork.
Linkous with Dark Night of the Soul collaborators Danger Mouse and David Lynch.
Most recently, Linkous was in the spotlight for his collaboration with Danger Mouse and Lynch, the album and visual-art project Dark Night of the Soul , which features vocals from indie-music stars including Julian Casablancas, Frank Black, and Iggy Pop, but saw its physical release put on hold due to a record-label dispute with EMI. Linkous was involved in other side projects, as well, such as his production of The Late Great Daniel Johnston: Discovered Covered
, a tribute album to the outsider artist he helped bring into the public eye. He also helmed the excellent self-titled debut album by A Camp
, the solo project of the Cardigans’ Nina Persson.
As the tributes pour in, we’ve rounded up a selection of Linkous’ videos, including work by filmmakers Guy Maddin and the Quay Brothers. Listen to his last album in the player below, then view a gallery of images, hear his collaboration with Radiohead on Pink Floyd’s “Wish You Were Here,” and check out David Lynch, Danger Mouse, and Sparklehorse’s Dark Night of the Soul in its entirety.
Sparklehorse with the Flaming Lips, “Go” (by Daniel Johnston)
“It’s a Wonderful Life,” directed by Guy Maddin
“Dog Door” featuring Tom Waits; video by the Quay Brothers
“Gold Day” (feat. Nina Persson)
“Little Fat Baby,” directed by Michele Civetta
“Spirit Ditch,” directed by Christina Vantzou