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.
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – “Blanchard” (MP3)
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.