common burn


Dear music blogs,

Don’t put “MP3” in your post if you aren’t going to link to an MP3. Streams aren’t MP3s.

It’s becoming more and more evident that the 90s never really went anywhere. A lot of kids these days are still into the same bands I was into in middle school (to name a few: Green Day, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and even Third Eye Blind is making a resurgence despite the fact that they don’t do anything). Hip-hop has remained relatively unchanged since 1998. And several bands from that era who were absent for a while are returning to the scene. (I feel a Neutral Milk Hotel reunion is imminent.)

One of these is Mazzy Star, whose last album Among My Swan was released in 1996–just before my eighth-grade year, when I started actually paying attention to music. Admittedly then, I didn’t know them until much later. And it seems I was just in time, as they’ve just released two new songs with plans for a full album and tour.

Evidently, this isn’t going to be out until Halloween, which explains why I could only find streams. So I made my own MP3s. If you’re like me and you love it so much that you want to put it on your portable music device and listen to it all the time, here you go.

Buy the LP and see a show next year.

Mazzy Star – Common Burn / Lay Myself Down

A: Common Burn
B: Lay Myself Down