Listen: Mazzy Star, "I'm Less Here"


Mazzy Star's 7" of as-yet-unreleased songs was one of our most-anticipated Record Store Day releases, but even if you didn't grab a physical copy you can check out the a-side, "I'm Less Here," now. The band have been performing the song live since 2000, sometimes under the title "It Speaks of Distance," but this is its first official, recorded release, and it sounds fantastic, with Hope Sandoval's singular vocals abstract and atmospheric over a moody acoustic guitar backdrop like something you'd hear performed around a communal campfire on the desert. Check it out.