Mazzy Star are still together and close to finishing their fourth record, but since 1996′s Among My Swan vocalist Hope Sandoval has been productive on her own, releasing an album with the Warm Inventions in 2001, and another now in 2009, along with a host of contributions to artists you love (Air, Chem Bros, Jesus & Mary Chain, etc.). The Warm Inventions are Hope and Colm Ó Cíosóig (who went from ex-My Bloody Valentine drummer to just plain old My Bloody Valentine drummer after that band’s recent reunion), and the followup to their debut Bavarian Fruit Salad is titled Through The Devil Softly and is out this fall. The first MP3 to surface is the softly howling, heavy-lidded “Blanchard,” Hope’s voice sounding tenderly narcotic as ever.

Through The Devil Softly is out 9/15 via Nettwerk. Hope’s and the Warm Inventions are planning a US tour this fall. Keep you posted.

Comments (12)
  1. beautiful, of course. and i love the name of the record.

  2. name  |   Posted on Jul 8th, 2009 0

    The first album was Bavarian Fruit Bread, not Salad.

  3. lmorland  |   Posted on Jul 8th, 2009 0

    Great song! Can’t wait for the album to come out!

  4. dude i love jesus & marcy chain

    i smell sex and psychocandy

  5. Languid, but very pretty in typical Hope fashion. I like it.

  6. Jeff  |   Posted on Jul 8th, 2009 0

    holy fuck, a new mazzy star record?

  7. anonymoose  |   Posted on Jul 8th, 2009 0

    god, everything that woman touches is dreamy

  8. jjazznola  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2009 0

    This is great news! Mazzy Star are one of my all-time faves! Yeah, Hope is back.

  9. stephen  |   Posted on Jul 9th, 2009 0

    Looks like the track won’t play for me. I get this message: “nope. browsers like yours tend to crawl our site very, very aggressively, slowing the site down and ruining it for everyone else. try another way.”

    Another way than FireFox 3.5?

  10. Johnnyboy  |   Posted on Jul 10th, 2009 0

    Funny how Colm O Ciosoig’s playing with this band sounds nothing like anything he ever did with MBV. (If you like his style, check out the last Film School album, which features his playing in a more typically shoegaze-like setting.)

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