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It’s been 17 years since Mazzy Star’s last full length LP, 1996’s Among My Swan. 2011 gave us the first new tracks from Hope Sandaval and the gang via the “Common Burn” / “Lay Myself Down” single, with news of an LP to be released in 2012. The promise of a new Mazzy Star LP was enticing given the length of the group’s absence, and doubly so based on the strength of “Common Burn” / “Lay Myself Down.” But the album never came, with very little in the way of updates to placate those of us who were very much looking forward to the release. Truthfully, I’d completely written off a new Mazzy Star LP on account of the delays. But with the sudden release of “California,” the group has once again declared that the album will see release, to the point that we even have a proper release date (September 24th). Like the 2011 single, “California” is a promising teaser for the album; take a listen below and let us know what you think!

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