Mazzy Star

Dark and mysterious but always carrying a melancholy sweetness, Mazzy Star's dreamy blend of shadowy psychedelia and spare, fragile folk made them one of the best-loved treasures of '90s alternative rock. Rising from the ashes of the similarly drifty Opal and the paisley guitar rock of the Rain Parade, the band was essentially the partnership of guitarist David Roback and vocalist Hope Sandoval. Their best-known song, 1993's "Fade into You" catapulted the duo to ubiquity, Sandoval's beautifully sleepy vocals and Roback's layers of restless guitars capturing a soft sadness that would lay the blueprint for generations of dream pop to follow. 

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