Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mazzy Star

It's been 15 years since alt-rockers Mazzy Star have released an album, and 18 years since the surprise single "Fade Into You" made a splash on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  With the song's success, the band was able to land a platinum ranking for So Tonight That I Might See, probably the strongest album in their arsenal to date. After a few mini-tours and a performance for Bert Jansch's birthday in the 2000s, Mazzy Star is finally back in the studio making an album.  Their new one is due out in the early half of 2012.  As a huge fan of early '90s alternative rock, this is exciting news. Whether or not it will live up to their earlier releases is yet to be figured out, but they've already given us a taste with the singles "Lay Myself Down" and "Common Burn". Both are slow, dreamy, country-tinged tracks...supported of course with lead-singer Hope Sandoval's ethereal vocals.  Hopefully there's more with these came from!  Take a listen to "Lay Myself Down" below to see what you think.

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