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In Mazzy Star’s first release in four years, Hope Sandoval, Dave Roback, and company offer up three new songs, plus an alternate version of “So Tonight That I Might See,” the title track from the band’s 25-year-old landmark dream-pop album. Single “Quiet, The Winter Harbor” delivers on the twanging psych folk the group is known for: a gorgeous waltz of minor-key piano, melancholy slide guitar, and Sandoval’s famously soporific vocals.

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Hope Sandoval, David Roback

Mazzy Star official video “Quiet, The Winter Harbor” single, “Still” EP, 2018 Rhymes Of An Hour / Ingrooves Records

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Mazzy Star Preview New EP <i>Still</i> With "Quiet, the Winter Harbor," First New Single Since 2014

Mazzy Star  are back again, announcing on Wednesday their new EP Still, due out on June 1st via Rhymes Of An Hour Records. The four-track EP opens with “Quiet, the Winter Harbor,”  and also includes a rework of their 1993 track “So Tonight That I Might See.”

The delicate and subdued “Quiet, the Winter Harbor” is the duo’s first new song since their 2014 Record Store Day single “I’m Less Here.” It’s also singer Hope Sandoval and guitarist David Roback’s first release since the death of their longtime drummer Keith Mitchell in 2017.

Mazzy Star  will perform in Australia for the first and only time this June, with shows at the world-renowned Sydney Opera House set for June 11th-13th.  Mazzy Star’s last album was 2013’s Seasons Of Your Day, which itself was their first new album in 17 years. That LP, their fourth, was preceded by 1990’s She Hangs Brightly, 1993’s So Tonight That I Might See and 1996’s Among My Swan. For those of you keeping score at home, that’s more than 30 years that the California act has been a dream-pop staple.

Listen to “Quiet, the Winter Harbor” below the Still  EP will be available on both 12-inch vinyl and streaming services on June 1st.

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“I’m Less Here” is a stand-alone single released by alternative rock band Mazzy Star for Record Store Day 2014, and was the band’s first release of new material since their previous album, “Seasons of Your Day”. The track had previously been performed live under the name “It Speaks of Distance,” with its first known performance dating back to March 1994. The A-side was backed by another previously unreleased song, titled “Things”. The day before the single’s release, the band posted a music video for the track on their official Vevo account. The single was pressed on coke bottle-clear 7″ vinyl and was limited to 3,000 copies worldwide.  In the United States, “I’m Less Here” was listed as a ‘Record Store Day First‘; it was exclusive to independent retailers on the day of release, and was made available to other retailers at a later date

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Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval Announces a New Album, Also Shares New Song With Kurt Vile: At this stage of her career, you feel like you know what you’re going to get with Hope Sandoval her instantly recognizable voice, still the same some 25 years after we first heard her with Mazzy Star; languid, country-tinged arrangements; and an abiding sense of melancholy. She’s certainly not messing with this formula, but she is expanding on it

Listen out for the new album Until the Hunter is Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions’ first record since 2009

Hope Sandoval (of Mazzy Star) and Colm O Ciosoig (of My Bloody Valentine) have announced a new album from their project Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions. The new record, which is the duo’s first since 2009’s Through The Devil Softly, is called Until the Hunter, and it’s out November 4th via Sandoval’s own label Tendril Tales . Along with the announcement, they’ve shared a new song from the record, “Let Me Get There,” which is a duet with Kurt Vile. Hear it below. In a press release, Kurt Vile said of the collaboration:

It was a total honor to sing along to a beautifully hypnotic soul groove with heavyweights like Hope, and Colm, and all the other top notch musos. To respond to Hope’s call in song of letting her get there felt right and real and gave me chills while singing, even though I knew they already got there years before I walked in the building.

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Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions – The official video for “Isn’t it True”

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, the dream pop project of Mazzy Star vocalist Hope Sandoval and Colm Ó Cíosóig of My Bloody Valentine, haven’t released an album since 2009. That changes this year, however, as they’ve announced plans to finally put out the follow-up to Through the Devil Softly.

While no firm timetable has been given for the new album, the group will drop its first official single titled “Isn’t It True” on Record Store Day (April 16th) as a 7-inch via her Sandoval’s own Tendril Tales label. As  the track will be backed by “She’s in the Wall”, a song which features additional contributions from Jim Putnam of the Radar Bros.

The upcoming as-yet-untitled album marks the third for Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions. Mazzy Star’s last full-length was 2013’s Seasons Of Your Day.

check out the artwork for “Isn’t It True”, followed by a few tracks off Through the Devil Softly.

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so this is the original from Mazzy Star, “Fade into You” was the highest charting song from alternative rock/dream pop group Mazzy Star. The song was written by lyricist Hope Sandoval and composer David Roback, who also served as producer. The song made the American Charts and is Mazzy Star’s only single to make the peaking at number 44. The song also charted at No48 on the UK Singles Chart. Two music videos were completed for “Fade Into You.” The first was directed by Merlyn Rosenberg and premiered on MTV in late October 1993, several weeks after the album’s release. It features the band performing in front of a projection depicting white clouds in a black sky, and is interlaced with slow Motion footage of the band in various locales in the Mojave Desert. Portions of this video were filmed at the same location where U2 shot the artwork for album sleeve for The Joshua Tree. A second music video was directed by Kevin Kerslake and first aired in February 1994. Known as the Black and White version for its  mono chromatic content throughout, the intentionally grainy, distorted footage shows the band performing in a darkened Burlesque type venue and is interspersed with footage of Sandoval and Roback at various sites around the city of san Francisco including the All Seasons Hotel (now the Crescent Hotel) and neighboring Stockton Street tunnel, coupled with genuine footage of the same sites shot in the 1930s. Only the latter music video was broadcast internationally.

It appeared on Mazzy Star’s album So Tonight That I Might See . The group had two other songs make the Modern Rock Top 40, “Halah” and “Blue Flower” but they did not approach anywhere near the success of “Fade Into You”.

A live version from the Jools Holland Later Show

 

Cover version of Mazzy Star‘s ‘Fade Into You’ by Au Revoir Simone and Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes,

Au Revoir Simone is an electronic Dream Pop  band from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, formed in late 2003. The group is composed of Erika Forster (vocals/keyboard), Annie Hart (vocals/keyboard), and Heather D’Angelo (vocals/drum machine/keyboard). The band’s name comes from a line in Pee-wee Herman movie says to a minor character (named Simone) in Tim Burtons 1985 film, Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.

J Mascis‘ cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You”, released 28th November 2014 on J’s new vinyl 7″ single released for Record store day on Black Friday  “Fade Into You” b/w “Outside”.