Watch: Mazzy Star Drops Moody “California” Video

Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star.
– Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star.

The ongoing Mazzy Star comeback continues with this atmospheric video (posted below) for one of Seasons Of Your Day’s standout tracks, “California.” Although it’s been 17 years since the last Mazzy Star album, in recent interviews David Roback said that him and Hope Sandoval never stopped making music, they just stopped releasing it.

“We were always recording and writing,” Roback tock The Guardian. “We just didn’t release any of it publicly.”

Which almost makes Mazzy Star the J.D. Salinger of indie rock.

“I don’t think it’s unusual at all,” Sandoval said in the same interview. “I don’t think we were really in the mood to release music.”

Seasons Of Your Day  is the group’s fourth album.

“Maybe, for musicians, it’s common to release things more frequently than we do,” Roback said. “[We’re] like other types of artist. They make their sculpture or painting, they write books or poems, and whether they have an exhibition is almost irrelevant.”

Read the whole interview, which went live today at The Guardian website, here.

About Michael Goldberg

Michael Goldberg is a distinguished pioneer in the online music space; Newsweek magazine called him an ‘Internet visionary.’ In 1994 he founded Addicted To Noise (ATN), the highly influential music web site. He was a senior vice-president and editor in chief at SonicNet from March 1997 through May 2000. In 1997, Addicted To Noise won Webby awards for best music site in 1998 and 1999, and also won Yahoo Internet Life! awards for three years running as best music site in 1998, 1999 and 2000. Prior to starting Addicted To Noise, Goldberg was an editor and senior writer at Rolling Stone magazine for 10 years. His writing has also appeared in Wired, Esquire, Vibe, Details, Downbeat, NME and numerous other publications. Michael has had three novels published that comprise the "Freak Scene Dream trilogy": "True Love Scars," "The Flowers Lied" and "Untitled" which can be ordered here. His new book, "Wicked Game: The True Story of Guitarist James Calvin Wilsey," can be pre-ordered from HoZac Books. In November Backbeat Books will publish "Addicted To Noise: The Music Writings of Michael Goldberg," which can be be pre-ordered here.

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