Mazzy Star is an AlternativeRock band from Santa Monica, California, active since 1989. The band is known for its folky, PsychedelicRock-influenced DreamPop sound and being a OneHitWonder thanks to the song "Fade Into You".

Mazzy Star formed out of the ashes of Paisley Underground band Opal. It is largely based around the creative partnership of guitarist/keyboardist/songwriter David Roback and vocalist Hope Sandoval, with additional contributors being bassist Jill Emery, drummer Keith Mitchell and keyboardist Suki Ewers. Their previous keyboardist, William Cooper, died in 2001.

The band released three albums in TheNineties full of slightly melancholic but somehow still [[SweetDreamsFuel nice-sounding]], folky DreamPop with occasional influences from PsychedelicRock (especially Music/TheDoors) and {{Shoegazing}}. The most successful of these was ''So Tonight That I Might See'', by virtue of having their most commercially successful song, "Fade Into You", on it.

Mazzy Star haven't officially broken up but have been on a hiatus since 2000. Sandoval occasionally makes guest appearances on other albums (such as for the Chemical Brothers and Music/TheJesusAndMaryChain) and works (very slowly) with the band Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions (which included Colm Ó Cíosóig of Music/MyBloodyValentine during the latter's hiatus). Roback's moved to Norway and remained really quiet, surfacing for a small acting part in the movie ''Clean''. Sandoval has recently [[http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/07/06/mazzy-star-crooner-readies-return-with-hope-sandoval-and-the-warm-inventions/ confirmed that Mazzy Star are still together]], they're just competing against Music/MyBloodyValentine in the "world's laziest band" contest.

Their song "Into Dust" is apparently the theme for ''{{Gears of War}} 3''.

* ''She Hangs Brightly'' (1990)
* ''So Tonight That I Might See'' (1993)
* ''Among My Swan'' (1996)
* ''Seasons of Your Day'' (2013)

!Tropes used by Mazzy Star include:
* CoverVersion: "Blue Flower" by SlappHappy (on ''Brightly'') and "Five String Serenade" by Arthur Lee (on ''Tonight'').
* EchoingAcoustics: Especially on ''Brightly''.
* PerishingAltRockVoice