The Flaming Lips "It's a Sad and Beautiful World" (Sparklehorse cover)

The Flaming Lips "It's a Sad and Beautiful World" (Sparklehorse cover)
As previously reported, a pile of notable musicians are joining forces to honour the late Mark Linkous on the upcoming Sparklehorse tribute album Last Box of Sparklers - A Tribute to Mark Linkous. Among those acts are the Flaming Lips, who have taken on Sparklehorse's "It's a Sad and Beautiful World."

Down below, you can hear Lips' fuzzed-out rework of the song, which obscures the teary original with swathes of reverb, glitched-out electronics and some mighty heady drone work. See what we mean by giving it a stream.

Last Box of Sparklers - A Tribute to Mark Linkous is being funded by an Indiegogo campaign, which you can contribute to here. Other artists set to appear on the comp include Mark Lanegan, Phantogram, Mercury Rev, David Lowery (of Camper Van Beethoven), Cowboy Junkies, Califone, and more.