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July 22, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN
Yes, Hope Sandoval, the slender, soft-spoken singer of the L.A. rock group Mazzy Star, has heard all the comparisons between the Cowboy Junkies, a critic's choice in 1988, and her group, a critic's favorite in 1990. Mazzy Star's "She Hangs Brightly" is one of the year's strongest debuts--already in the Top 10 on the CMJ New Music Report survey of college and alternative-rock radio station play lists.
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July 16, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Los Angeles-born duo Mazzy Star has released new music, a teaser to a much-delayed album now set to be released in September. The song is called “California,” the group's first new work since 2011's two-song single, "Common Burn"/"Lay Myself Down. " The duo, Hope Sandoval and David Roback, have been teasing a return since then. The band played Coachella in support of new work in 2012, but ceased a publicity roll-out for a new album midstream. That record was presumably "Seasons of Your Day" or some version thereof.
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October 18, 2009 | Steve Appleford
Hope Sandoval prefers the darkness. It's how she feels comfortable onstage, with the lights down low, freeing the singer from the distraction of all those strangers watching from the audience. "I just hide and sing," she explains. Sometimes, she hides a little too well. After a September performance in San Francisco, four fans demanded a refund because they couldn't see her, as if unconvinced that Sandoval had been there at all. "It's so ridiculous," she says, more puzzled than annoyed.
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October 18, 2009 | Steve Appleford
Hope Sandoval prefers the darkness. It's how she feels comfortable onstage, with the lights down low, freeing the singer from the distraction of all those strangers watching from the audience. "I just hide and sing," she explains. Sometimes, she hides a little too well. After a September performance in San Francisco, four fans demanded a refund because they couldn't see her, as if unconvinced that Sandoval had been there at all. "It's so ridiculous," she says, more puzzled than annoyed.
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July 16, 2013 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Los Angeles-born duo Mazzy Star has released new music, a teaser to a much-delayed album now set to be released in September. The song is called “California,” the group's first new work since 2011's two-song single, "Common Burn"/"Lay Myself Down. " The duo, Hope Sandoval and David Roback, have been teasing a return since then. The band played Coachella in support of new work in 2012, but ceased a publicity roll-out for a new album midstream. That record was presumably "Seasons of Your Day" or some version thereof.
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April 24, 1994
I would like to thank Lorraine Ali and The Times for the article on women in the music industry ("Women Rockers--the Sound and the Fury," April 10). Bands like Hole, Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, 7 Year Bitch and Babes in Toyland have inspired other women, including myself--they are the reason I picked up a guitar and attempted to play in the first place. I am glad that these great female leaders are getting the spotlight. Let's hope that they will inspire other women to start bands and look into the female revolution.
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November 30, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The music on Mazzy Star's new album, "So Tonight That I Might See," is inward and deep. It seems to flow from the fragmentary consciousness of a mind falling toward sleep during the last sentient moments of an emotionally wearing day. This is not the rock of the shake and strut, but of the murmur and sigh.
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August 27, 1990 | RICHARD CROMELIN
If David Lynch is looking for someone to book at the roadhouse in "Twin Peaks," Mazzy Star might be the perfect successor to Julee Cruise. Hope Sandoval has some of the dreamy, disoriented mystique that's a prerequisite, and the music, which moves at a hypnotically deliberate pace, is rich with angled, often ominous emotion.
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February 14, 2010 | By Jon Caramanica
On last month's premiere episode of MTV's "My Life as Liz" (10:30 p.m. Mondays), Liz Lee, the show's misfit protagonist, is assigned by her Burleson High School broadcast journalism teacher to complete a profile of golden girl Taylor Terry, an anchor of the school's news program. Eyes are rolled. At one point while filming Taylor, Liz threatens to vomit. Détente is eventually reached, with Taylor opening up to Liz about her inner life, and Liz taking Taylor shopping for vintage clothes.
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April 24, 1994
I would like to thank Lorraine Ali and The Times for the article on women in the music industry ("Women Rockers--the Sound and the Fury," April 10). Bands like Hole, Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, 7 Year Bitch and Babes in Toyland have inspired other women, including myself--they are the reason I picked up a guitar and attempted to play in the first place. I am glad that these great female leaders are getting the spotlight. Let's hope that they will inspire other women to start bands and look into the female revolution.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 1993 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The music on Mazzy Star's new album, "So Tonight That I Might See," is inward and deep. It seems to flow from the fragmentary consciousness of a mind falling toward sleep during the last sentient moments of an emotionally wearing day. This is not the rock of the shake and strut, but of the murmur and sigh.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 1990 | RICHARD CROMELIN
If David Lynch is looking for someone to book at the roadhouse in "Twin Peaks," Mazzy Star might be the perfect successor to Julee Cruise. Hope Sandoval has some of the dreamy, disoriented mystique that's a prerequisite, and the music, which moves at a hypnotically deliberate pace, is rich with angled, often ominous emotion.
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July 22, 1990 | ROBERT HILBURN
Yes, Hope Sandoval, the slender, soft-spoken singer of the L.A. rock group Mazzy Star, has heard all the comparisons between the Cowboy Junkies, a critic's choice in 1988, and her group, a critic's favorite in 1990. Mazzy Star's "She Hangs Brightly" is one of the year's strongest debuts--already in the Top 10 on the CMJ New Music Report survey of college and alternative-rock radio station play lists.
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