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Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions End Tour at Brooklyn Steel

October 20th, 2017

Around the turn of the millennium, Mazzy Star singer Hope Sandoval teamed up with My Bloody Valentine drummer Colm Ó Cíosóig to form the dream-pop outfit Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions. Their first full-length, Bavarian Fruit Bread (stream it below), debuted in 2001. “The two great transatlantic strands of narcoleptic pop having been dramatically united, Bavarian Fruit Bread represents a towering piece of morphine-induced self-indulgence,” said NME. “Making no pretense at being contemporary, Sandoval has kept an uncharacteristic vice-like grip on the sleepy sound that earned her and Ó Cíosóig their musical spurs.” Through the Devil Softly (stream it below) followed in 2009, impressing Drowned in Sound: “This is a record to be drunk from deeply, preferably in solitude, along with a bottle of whatever makes you purr as warmly as Sandoval and her Inventions can—and evidently still do—at their best.” Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions (above, their video for “Let Me Get There,” featuring Kurt Vile) returned last year with their third LP, Until the Hunter (stream it below). “It features many hushed, lit-by-candlelight ballads, loads of quiet beauty, and Sandoval’s timelessly beautiful singing. Songs drift by on a wispy cloud of acoustic strumming, lazily twanged slide guitar and twinkling keys, sometimes gently pushed forward by lightly brushed drums, sometimes left to float along on their own,” according to AllMusic. And while the duo often goes years between releases, they put out a three-track EP, Son of a Lady (stream it below), prior to hitting the road last month. Be there when they close out their American tour on Sunday night at Brooklyn Steel. Austin, Texas, four-piece Holy Wave open the show.