Mazzy Star open up about their forthcoming first new album in 17 years

Cult band also reveal that they never stopped writing and recording

Mazzy Star open up about their forthcoming first new album in 17 years
Mazzy Star have opened up about their forthcoming first album in 17 years.

One half of the band David Roback, also revealed that the band have continued to write and record over the years despite taking so long to release a new record.

He told Rolling Stone: "This new album has a lot of different combinations of instruments, acoustic and electric in different combinations we haven't used so much before. It's kind of a subtle thing we're more aware of, but it's interesting for us to perform this music live now. There's a lot of subtlety in the music, and to actually put that across live, when it happens, it's really exciting."

Roback added: "We never stopped writing or recording. We just stopped performing and releasing things."

The band's fourth studio album 'Seasons Of Your Day' will come out on September 24. It was recorded in California and Norway and written by Hope Sandoval and Roback. Click below to listen to the first single from the album, 'California'. The album follows 1990's 'She Hangs Brightly', 1993's 'So Tonight That I Might See' and 1996's 'Among My Swan'.

The new record also follows the 2011 release of the single 'Common Burn'/'Lay Myself Down', and features a guest spot from the late guitarist Bert Jansch, on the track 'Spoon'.

Read More On This Artist

More News
X Factor winner Ben Haenow claims Official Christmas Number One
Kiss to collaborate on two songs with Japanese pop group Momoiro Clover Z
Lynyrd Skynyrd to perform first two albums live for DVD release
Q-Tip gives Iggy Azalea hip-hop history lesson in lengthy series of tweets
David Fincher to direct HBO show based on 1980s music video experiences
Questlove tells of years-long attempts to taste Patti LaBelle's cooking in new animated video
Hackers threaten to release Iggy Azalea sex tape snapshots
The Rolling Stones release video thanking fans for recent support
Jenny Lewis and Ryan Adams perform together on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' – watch
Nicki Minaj unveils 16-minute short film 'The Pinkprint Movie' – watch
Azealia Banks and Action Bronson involved in Twitter beef
Tyler the Creator and Erykah Badu to star in Adult Swim cartoon special about police brutality
Chris Martin says Angelina Jolie 'kidnapped' him to write a song for her new film
Sky Ferreira shares DIIV-directed home video for 'Omanko'
Madonna rush-releases six new tracks following album leak
U2 accused of 'poor taste' for video based on sectarian violence in Northern Ireland
First Aid Kit share video for cover of REM's 'Walk Unafraid'
Grimes says Dizzee Rascal is one of her 'all time favourite musicians'
Broken Social Scene share new song 'Golden Facelift'
James Murphy streams 'Remixes Made With Tennis Data' album
Incubus reveal plan to release two EPs in 2015
Funding campaign launched for planned Hip Hop Hall of Fame museum

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM