New: Mazzy Star – “Common Burn” & “Lay Myself Down”

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California alt-country duo Mazzy Star haven’t released new music in fifteen years, but October of 2011 is proving a fruitful month, as Hope Sandoval and David Roback drop a digital 7” (it’ll be released physically too) leading up to an LP release and string of tour dates.

A-side “Common Burn” is all reverby harmonica, echoing xylophone, and wailing slide guitar, Sandoval crooning tenderly over that diverse array of instrumentation, which manages to never distract from her voice’s beautiful idiosyncracies. B-side “Lay Myself Down” is gorgeous too, a little simpler, rooted in simple acoustic strumming. Both bear a sleepy, golden kind of warm sunset glow – it’s impossible not to smile a kind of sad, nostalgic smile when you listen.

Mazzy Star – “Common Burn”

Listen to “Lay Myself Down” here.

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