Flashback Artist of the Month for November 2022
Mazzy Star is an alternative rock band formed in 1988 in Santa Monica, California. The band was formed from remnants of the band Opal with guitarist David Roback and vocalist Hope Sandoval. Their dark and mysterious sound against Sandoval’s dreamy raspy vocals quickly became a staple sound in the alternative/indie genre. The two joined forces and took on the name Mazzy Star. In 1990, they released a debut album called “She Hangs Brightly,” produced by Rough Trade, the same label that had released Opal’s solo record.
Eventually, Mazzy Star was picked up by Capitol Records, and they went on to produce a follow-up album in 1993 named “That I Might See,” which eventually reached the top 40. The song would go on to be Mazzy Star’sonly charting single but is credited to be indie royalty. In 1996, they released their third album named “Among My Swan.” A year later, the band went on a hiatus to work on their own solo alternative projects.
Recently, Mazzy Star returned in 2018 with their EP titled “Still,” which included the single “Quiet the Winter Harbour.” Unfortunately, David Roback died on February 25, 2020, at the age of 61.