American Football are back with two new singles, “Rare Symmetry” and a cover of Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” featuring Miya Folick on guest vocals. These will be the last two recordings American Football do with founding member and drummer/trumpeter Steve Lamos, who announced that he was leaving the band earlier this year after two decades.
Dublin quartet Inhaler release their cover of Mazzy Star’s Fade Into You as the b-side to their recent single Falling In and unveil their new video.
The band worked with renowned filmmaker Douglas Hart and producer Antony Genn once again, to create a blissful, laidback, hazy and beautiful video, shot in the studio, during recording sessions for their debut album.
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.
Most people know Pixie Geldof’s family history, but what they aren’t aware of is her musical chops and her remarkable ability to verbalise loss. The 26-year-old has just released her debut solo album “I’m Yours” Produced by Tony Hoffer (M83, Goldfrapp, Belle & Sebastian) and recorded in LA.
The third daughter of Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates previously fronted short-lived London grunge act Violet, who disappeared after releasing one forgettable single in 2012. Surprising then that, while there are indie shades of Mazzy Star, Warpaint and Lana Del Ray in evidence, her dominant influence is country music.
In 2001, Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval and My Bloody Valentine’s Colm Ó Cíosóig joined forced as Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions to release the project’s debut full-length, Bavarian Fruit Bread. Eight years later, they put out another LP, Through The Devil Softly. Now, they’re gearing up to release another one, called Until The Hunter, in November, and the’ve already released the album’s lead single. It’s called “Let Me Get There” and it’s a muted duet with Kurt Vile.
Mestre Bergman and his crew flew to Moscow to meet the young underground dance-pop producer/singer Kedr Livanskiy, Her music is inspired by “the otherworldliness of Russian winter”, “the feeling of impending death and transition to another state when winter is over”, Laurel Halo, Autechre, Inga Copeland, and Mazzy Star, among other things such as The Cure.. She has just released a fantastic 12″ called January Sun.