Seventeen years after their last album and several summers after front woman Hope Sandoval first became the unlikely fashion template for a vast number of female Urban Outfitters shoppers, psychedelic California swoon-rockers Mazzy Star have announced that their fourth LP is coming out in September
. Seasons of the Day
was recorded in Norway and California and features appearances by folk legend Bert Jansch and Colm Ó Cíosóig from My Bloody Valentine, another group that's bigger now following their reunion than they ever were the first time around.
For sappy potheads who like a little vintage country twang mixed in with their dream pop, this is cause to celebrate. And it's also a great excuse to post "Halah," from their criminally overlooked 1990 debut album, She Hangs Brightly; along with "Fade Into You," it's one of the two absolutely flawless songs that the band's recorded so far. Check it out after the jump while I start hassling publicists for an advance copy of the new one.