Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions

There was a time when I would sit in my room alone and like most cases of adolescent/teenage angst, I often found myself in the deep realm of melancholy. Longing for a love that didn't exist and yearning for things that were far from reach. Finding solace in words not yet spoken and a life unimagined. It was here in this place that I found countless hours of comfort in Mazzy Star.

Funny to say, Mazzy Star was an Alternative-Rock Band (now I realize it's more like Shoegaze) from the early to mid 1990's most widely known for their song "Fade Into You." Late night found me on 120 minutes with Matt Pinfield (the greatest show on MTV, EVER back when they actually played videos) and I was drawn to the haunting voice of Hope Sandoval, front woman of the now dormant group. As I usually do when I get completely obsessed with a band or whatever else I adore; I go out and buy every single album from their catalog.

You can only imagine my surprise in mid/late 2001 when I came across the album Bavarian Fruit Bread. Working for an internet company that provided digital media for online music retail giants; this allowed me access to some of the newest, oldest and greatest music, anywhere. An old love and obsession had reemerged in a different form as I embarked upon those first discoveries of love and the beautiful Emerald City in my early 20's. With new favorites such as "On The Low" and "Clear Day."

Bavarian Fruit Bread is the first LP from Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions which is made up of Hope Sandoval and former My Bloody Valentine drummer Colm O'Ciosoig and this Wednesday, September 23rd at The Crocodile (that's tomorrow) after all these years, I will finally get to see her (them) perform. I've heard stories of Hope having stage fright and playing shows late, if at all! I'd like to think that it's going to be a magical show and hopefully all those fears will have subsided...


  1. ahhh i wish i could have been there! im sure you had a blast!

  2. I fell in love with the girl next door back in the early 90's. She would play Mazzy Star late a night. We shared a common bedroom wall. We married 16 years later and we are seeing hope together for the first time October 22 2009 at the Mayan in LA.

  3. I can't get over how pretty Hope is.