Seasons of Your Day
Label: Rhymes Of An Hour Records
Considering their previous album was released 17 years ago, you may remember Mazzy Star as a shoegaze act thanks to their drifty, glassy hit "Fade Into You." But, as proven on Seasons of Your Day, this band is dream-country through and through; slot them between Cowboy Junkies and ex-Slowdive frontman Neil Halstead's Mojave 3. Here, they are twangy and spare on songs like "Does Someone Have Your Baby Now," with Hope Sandoval's vocals drifting out like cigarette smoke, and on "In the Kingdom," whose church organ and atmospherics split the difference between Portishead and John Fahey.