Mazzy Star: new album, Seasons of Your Day, and song, California. Listen! (AUDIO)

Mazzy Star Is Back

Mazzy Star Is Back

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July 16 2013 1:56 PM

Mazzy Star Is Back

Hope Sandoval

Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella

Alt-rock radio listeners of a certain age have heard Mazzy Star’s 1993 hit “Fade Into You,” from the duo’s second album, So Tonight That I Might See, roughly 8 million times (and not unhappily). Fans of the group, which features Hope Sandoval’s vocals and the guitar stylings of David Roback, have been hoping for years now that the band would write a follow-up to that album’s follow-up, Among My Swan.

And they finally have: Seasons of Your Day, the first Mazzy Star album since 1996, comes out in September, and the first track to be released, “California,” can be heard below. Enjoy.

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