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If you grew up in the mid 90’s and had a penchant for indie rock, chances are you had Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You” featured in more than one of your boyfriend’s mixtapes. With its dreamy vocals and hypnotic slide guitars, this achingly romantic ballad became a surprise hit in 1994 and unofficial prom theme for Gen X-ers. Its legacy lives on; the song has subsequently appeared in a slew of television and film soundtracks as the go-to accompaniment for slow dance and pillow talk scenes.

Mazzy Star’s newest album, Season of Your Day, is now available on iTunes.

By Karen Ho

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