Mazzy Star Biography
The neo-psychedelic alt-Rock outfit Mazzy Star was formed in the late '80s in Santa Monica, California USA, emerging from the ashes of the short lived band Opal. Working mainly as a duo with singer Hope Sandoval and guitarist David Roback, they were signed almost immediately to Capitol Records.
In May 1990 was released their first album, "She Hangs Brightly", which spawned two Modern Rock top 30 singles: "Halah" hit #19 and "Blue Flower" reached the #29 spot on that chart.
Mazzy Star issued its sophomore album, "So Tonight That I Might See", in October 1993 to critically acclaim from critics and fans alike. The CD broke the top 40 of The Billboard 200 and was eventually certified platinum, while the main single, "Fade Into You", soared to #3 on The Modern Rock chart and nearly cracked the top 40 of The Billboard Hot 100.
A third album, "Among My Swan", followed three years later; it only reached #68 on The Billboard 200 and failed to provide the band with any further big hit singles.
Mazzy Star are set to release their first new album in 17 years, "Seasons Of Your Day". Recorded in California and Norway, the band's fourth studio album will come out on September 24, 2013. Mazzy Star formula, with Sandoval's melancholic vocals floating atop bittersweet guitar strumming, remains intact on the first single, simply titled "California".