Waits Lends Voice To Next Sparklehorse LP

Sparklehorse leader Mark Linkous said last week that burr-throated

troubadour Tom Waits is going to collaborate on a song for the next

Sparklehorse record. "I wrote this song and I thought Tom would be good for it," Linkous

said Saturday night as he waited in line to see Waits perform at a South By Southwest

rock showcase in Austin, Texas. "I sent him a four-track recorder and told him to just do

whatever he wanted." The untitled album, for which Linkous said he has already

recorded several tunes, would be the follow-up to the experimental rock tour-de-force

Good Morning Spider, which was recently released in the U.S. Linkous said he

expected to get the finished four-track recording back from Waits following the Saturday

show.