Mazzy Star’s dreamy 1994 lullaby Fade Into You is considered one of the most iconic songs of the decade, and the magic behind it is simple.
The alternative piece of dream pop became a teenage soundtrack, with it’s repetitive words of heartache and longing on top of lingering slide guitar and piano. But the band’s guitarist and producer David Roback said they never planned on writing a song that would help define a generation.
When it was released, the fuzzy, dark tune from the Californian band wasn’t a number one hit. In the US, it peaked at number three on Billboard’s Modern Rock charts. But 24 years later, it has featured in 28 movies and television shows.
The members of Beach Slang have been through some turmoil lately, but that won’t stop them from playing the songs they love for you. Back in 2015, around the same time they released their great debut The Things We Do To Find People Like Us, the Philly punks also shared the all-covers EP Here I Made This For You. They have released a second all-covers EP called Here I Made This For You Mixtape Volume II. The new EP features covers of songs from the Modern Lovers, the Candyskins, and Tommy Keane. And perhaps most intriguingly, it’s also got their version of the great Jesus And Mary Chain/Hope Sandoval duet “Sometimes Always.” And it opens with the song, short, sharp, faithful cover of The Adverts’ 1978 UK punk classic “Bored Teenagers”