Sandoval’s Mazzy Star Returning with New Album in 17 Years…

Hope Sandoval is returning to the music scene with seasons of music…

The 47-year-old Mexican American singer-songwriter, the lead singer for the alt-rock and folk group Mazzy Star, will end a 17-year hiatus between albums with Seasons of Your Day, the group’s fourth studio set.

Hope Sandoval

Sandoval, who rose to acclaim with Mazzy Star’s 1993 hit song “Fade Into You,” will release the new album on September 24.

Sandoval and David Roback’s 10-track album will feature performances from all the band’s original members, as well as appearances by My Bloody Valentine‘s Colm O Cíosoig and the late Bert Jansch.

Produced by Roback and Sandoval, who reunited in 2011 for a single and live dates, Seasons of Your Day is the band’s first album since the turn of the century and will be released on their own Rhymes of an Hour Records.

Previous albums include She Hangs Brightly (1990), So Tonight That I Might See (1993) and Among My Swan (1996). Their lone entry on the Hot 100 came in 1993 with the No. 44-peaking “Fade Into You.”

The band will release a video for the sleepy, sparsely arranged track “California” next month, and then embark on North American and European tour dates in the fall.

Seasons of Your Day Track List:

  1. In The Kingdom
  2. California
  3. I’ve Gotta Stop
  4. Does Someone Have Your Baby Now
  5. Common Burn
  6. Seasons Of Your Day
  7. Flying Low
  8. Sparrow
  9. Spoon
  10. Lay Myself Down

Sandoval’s Mazzy Star Releasing New Music…

It’s been 15 years since Mazzy Star released music to the masses… But the highly influential alternative rock band—fronted by Mexican-American singer Hope Sandoval—is finally back with brand new music.

The band is returning with the digital tracks, “Common Burn”/”Lay Myself Down,” which will be released on Monday, October 31, according to Sandoval’s website, It’s the group’s first new music since 1996′s “Among My Swan.”

The tracks will be available as digital downloads on Amazon and be released later on vinyl.

Mazzy Star scored their biggest hit in 1994 with “Fade Into You” and released three full-length albums before going into an unofficial and indefinite hiatus.

Following Mazzy Star’s musical lull, the 45-year-old Sandoval—an East Los Angeles native who plays harmonica, percussions, guitar and the xylophone—released two solo albums with her backing band, the Warm Inventions.

And this may not be the last we hear from Mazzy Star… In 2009, Sandoval told Rolling Stone, “It’s true we’re still together. We’re almost finished [with the record]. But I have no idea what that means.”

Let’s hope the band doesn’t fade into the night for another 15 years!

Click here to preview “Common Burn” on Amazon.