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Mazzy Star’s ‘California’ Video Takes Its Hazy Time, Just as It Should

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Mazzy Star’s gift for public understatement has remained as consistent as their sneaky smolder. (Just check out SPIN’s recent profile, Mazzy Star’s Slow-Burn Return.) Appropriately, the video for the bewitching psych-folk of “California” — from the band’s first album in 17 years, Seasons of Your Day — is obliquely alluring. The full-length arrives on September 4 in the United States via the band’s own Rhymes of an Hour. You could probably watch this shrouded, slow-paced footage from Mazzy Star’s recent live shows and from their own California over and over until then. What would be more fitting for a song where the narrator watches the sky turning gray?