I remember the day I heard of Mary Hanson’s passing. It was in the Winter of 2002. Mary was riding her bicycle through London and was hit by a truck. The other members of Stereolab continued releasing music after her death but the sound was never as good as when Mary was a part of it.
Cimetière de Montmartre
Recently I’ve been listening to a lot of Toro Y Moi. They have the same sound that Stereolab did when Mary was alive. Shouldn’t be much of a surprise; Stereolab was one of the most influential bands of the 90’s.
This Toro Y Moi song is particularly dreamy and is one of my faves:
Can’t tell you how I know
This is where I want you to
Take me when I die and I’m full of sleep
Underneath the pine on a bed of leaves
Sorry if I pass you by
I never saw into your eyes
I was only thinking of my home
And how it’s so far…