Au Revoir Simone and Strokes Man Cover Mazzy Star's 'Fade Into You'

Nikolai Fraiture reworks iconic '90s alt-rock hit with Brooklyn indie-pop group

Au Revoir Simone, Mazzy Star, Nikolai Fraiture
The collaboration makes a slow dance hit a peaceful jam with '80s electronic undertones Photo courtesy of Au Revoir Simone
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Sarah Kaufman

If you found yourself wanting more from the Strokes' bassist after the band's colorful set at Governors Ball, well, you're in luck. As it turns out, Nikolai Fraiture heard Au Revoir Simone's live cover of Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You" and fell in love — so much so that he's now joined the New York indie-pop group for a studio reimagining of the piece.

"I saw Au Revoir Simone perform the song on KEXP and had some ideas for how it could be recorded," he told Rolling Stone. The indie-rock don plays guitar and bass on the track and produced the almost definitely Cure-inspired piece. (The first five seconds sound almost exactly like "Just Like Heaven," as a SoundCloud user notes.) 

Incidentally, this is the second cover of a classic alt-rock track we've shared today. Earlier today, we swayed to Ray & Remora's catchy cover of Pavement's "Gold Soundz" with a little help from Jeff Goldblum and Co. As for the Mazzy remake, you can listen to the hypnotizing track via SoundCloud here.

Au Revoir Simone — Fade Into You (feat. Nikolai Fraiture of The Strokes)

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