Since the release of Mazzy Star s debut album She Hangs Brightly, Hope Sandoval has defined the sound
and style of California psychedelic dream pop. The world took notice when the surprise breakthrough
single, Fade Into You, hit the airwaves and heavy rotation at MTV. Sandoval s trademark vocals and
beauty helped to make her a modern day music icon. Now the revered singer returns with her long awaited
post-Mazzy Star sophomore album, Through The Devil Softly.
Since her time with Mazzy Star, the sought after vocalist has collaborated with artists from across the
musical landscape: The Jesus & Mary Chain, Air, Death in Vegas, The Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack
and Bert Jansch.
In 2001 she joined Colm Ó Cíosóig (of My Bloody Valentine), and backing Irish band Dirt Blue Gene, to
form Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions, and released their debut Bavarian Fruit Bread.
Now on Through The Devil Softly, the definitive star of the Paisley Underground scene reignites her
trademark sound in an epic journey across the 11 song album. The project continues the laid-back, slowcore
sound they are renowned for and places Sandoval s sensuous, hypnotic voice in the forefront. Recorded at
home in Berkley, the spare, subtle arrangements reinforce Sandoval s gentle vocal style.