NEWS

Oct. 26, 2018

‘WAVES’ EP OUT TODAY!

Happy release day! Waves is available on streaming services worldwide and a limited number of 7’ are still available from Flower Moon Records here.

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Oct. 25, 2018

SOLD OUT!

Thank you Omaha! Tonight’s reunion show at the Bemis Center is officially sold out!

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Oct. 25, 2018

KRCW EXCLUSIVE: AZURE RAY “LAST SUMMER IN OMAHA” PREMIERE

From KCRW: “It’s been a minute – well actually six years – since we’ve gotten new music from the lovely collaboration of Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink, known as Azure Ray. We’re beyond excited to offer you the first glimpse of that new EP as we premiere the video for the hauntingly beautiful “Last Summer In Omaha.” Read more here from KCRW and watch it here!

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Oct. 24, 2018

BILLBOARD: AZURE RAY’S DEBUTS HEARTFELT VERSION OF 2003 TRACK “HOLD ON LOVE”

From Billboard: “They've already shared the cheeky "Palindrome" video, and today  you can check out their reimagination of 2003's “Hold On Love”… “For the 15th anniversary of our record Hold on Love we re-imagined the title track with the help of Louis Schefano and Maria’s father and brother, Macey Sr and Jr,” the duo tells Billboard. “It reflects the live version that we came to love playing through the years.” Listen here.

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Oct. 19, 2018

BILLBOARD EXCLUSIVE: AZURE RAY PREMIERES FIRST NEW MUSIC IN SIX YEARS WITH CLEVER ‘PALINDROME’ VIDEO

Azure Ray is back. The dream pop duo comprised of Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink is set to release its first music since 2012 with its new Waves EP, due Oct. 26. Its lead track arrives below with a cheekily irreverent music video…” Watch at Billboard.

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Oct. 11, 2018

“PALINDROME” IS KCRW’S “TOP TUNE”

Get a free download of our new single, “Palindrome,” from KCRW here.


Sept. 26, 2018

STEREOGUM PREMIERE: AZURE RAY ‘PALINDROME’

The first single, “Palindrome,” is a backwards-looking, mournful string-driven ballad which offers the best of the band’s spectral harmonies, woodsy storytelling and aching wisdom. Stream the first single here.


Aug 20, 2018

AZURE RAY ANNOUNCES OMAHA SHOW

For the first time since 2009, Azure Ray will return to Omaha, NE for a concert benefiting the Bemis Center. Tix available now here.

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January 20, 2018

SOLD OUT!!!

Tonight’s Azure Ray reunion show at the Lodge Room is sold out!

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November 16, 2017

AZURE RAY REUNION SHOW ANNOUNCED

Maria and Orenda reunite after a 5 year hiatus to play at the brand new Lodge Room in Los Angeles, CA on January 20, 2018. Tickets available from sidthecat.com Friday November 17th. 

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October 5, 2017

AZURE RAY JOINS FLOWER MOON RECORDS

Azure Ray's self-tilted debut album featuring "Sleep," "Rise" and more, in addition to their follow up "Burn & Shiver" are now on Maria Taylor's label, Flower Moon Records.

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February 24, 2015

STEREOGUM: STREAM BEN LEE'S NEW "MIXTAPE" FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH ZOOEY DESCHANEL, AZURE RAY, SEAN LENNON & MORE

"Australian rocker Ben Lee has jumped to a major label with his recent signing to Warner Bros. Records... To celebrate the announcement, Lee has put out a mixtape of tracks that he wrote with other people’s voices in mind. Zooey Deschanel, Azure Ray, Sean Lennon, and more all contribute to the collection, which Lee has been working on for almost a decade." Read more from Stereogum.


February 11, 2015

TIME: TAYLOR SWIFT MAKES BREAKUP PLAYLIST FOR FAN FEATURING AZURE RAY

"Taylor Swift is known for dissecting past relationships in her music, but what does the queen of heartbreak listen to when she’s heartbroken? Well, we now have an idea after [she] helped out a fan whose boyfriend of four months dumped her with an out-of-the-blue text message..." Read more from Time Magazine.

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June 6, 2014

SALON EXCLUSIVE: NEW MUSIC FROM AZURE RAY ON "COLD LANDS"

"The terrific Nebraska-via-Athens, Georgia, duo Azure Ray have also collaborated with Moby, Bright Eyes and Now It's Overhead. But this new music is really a collaboration with a film -- Tom Gilroy's "The Cold Lands." Read more here.

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May 14, 2013

SHOWS IN CHINA AND TAIWAN

It’s official, ya’ll! Azure Ray is going to CHINA and TAIWAN for shows this May!!! Andy LeMaster and Heather McIntosh will be traveling with us! We’re very excited! Wish us luck with the journey!!! xo AR


September 7, 2012

PASTE PREMIERE: "SCATTERED LIKE LEAVES" VIDEO

Watch the new video for “Scattered Like Leaves” now on Paste Magazine!


August 29, 2012

ROLLING STONE STREAM: "AS ABOVE SO BELOW" 

Our new record is streaming exclusively at Rolling Stone! Happy Listening!

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August 9, 2012

"RED BALLOON" PREMIERE ON NPR

NPR’s All Songs Considered premiered a new song this morning! Stream it here.

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August 3, 2012

EUROPEAN RELEASE OF "AS ABOVE SO BELOW" ON AFFAIRS OF THE HEART

The new album, As Above So Below, will be in stores in Europe September 7th via Hamburg based label Affairs of the Heart. Available on 12″ Vinyl and CD!


July 30, 2012

"AS ABOVE SO BELOW" ALBUM TRAILER

Preview four new songs in the “As Above So Below” album trailer! Don’t miss out on the pink vinyl limited to 250. Pre-order here.


July 17, 2012

"AS ABOVE SO BELOW" PRE-ORDER AND SONG PREMIERE

Our new album, As Above So Below, is now available for pre-order from Saddle Creek!

The first track, “Scattered Like Leaves”, premiered today on Stereogum.

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June 14, 2012

NEW AZURE RAY EP ANNOUNCED

As Above So Below is set for a September 4, 2012 release on Saddle Creek.

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January 25, 2011

"SILVERLAKE" SINGLE ANNOUNCED

Our new single, Silverlake (featuring Sparklehorse), is available on iTunes and the Saddle Creek store

Silverlake presents a non-album track from the sessions that became 2010’s Drawing Down the Moon, Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor’s first recordings together as Azure Ray in years. The first round of recording was done with Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse) prior to him passing away.

The girls recall the session and time with Linkous fondly. “We were very fortunate to record this song with Mark. It was the first time we worked together and the first song Azure Ray wrote after our six year hiatus, so everything about the song is dear to us.

The two-song single includes “Silverlake” and “Silverlake (demo).” The demo version of the track was recorded with Linkous and Scott Minor in Knoxville, TN. “Silverlake” is a re-recording of that session, with some original tracks and some new, that the band did with Eric Bachmann at Echo Mountain Studios.

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September 14, 2010

"DRAWING DOWN THE MOON" OUT NOW!

Our new album, Drawing Down the Moon, is now available in stores, as well as from the Saddle Creek Store in multiple formats including digital download and deluxe packages.

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September 14, 2010

"DON'T LEAVE MY MIND" SINGLE OUT

Our new single for “Don’t Leave My Mind” is up on Itunes and the Saddle Creek web store! two exclusive b-sides!

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August 4, 2010

STEREOGUM PREMIERE: "DON'T LEAVE MY MIND" 

Check out our first single from Drawing Down the Moon, called “Don’t Leave My Mind” at Stereogum.com


June 21, 2004

PITCHFORK REVIEW: NEW RESOLUTION EP

"Although it only contains three tracks-- two which are versions of the title song-- Azure Ray's New Resolution EP is as subtle as it is brittle, and as gracefully measured as anything the duo has released to date..." Read more from Pitchfork here.

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December 4, 2003

BILLBOARD: MOBY JAMS WITH AZURE RAY

Techno star Moby joined rock act Azure Ray on stage last night in West Hollywood, Calif. Azure Ray, in the midst of a co-headlining tour with Crooked Fingers, first collaborated with Moby on "Great Escape," a song which appears on his 2002 V2 album "18." Read more here.


July 11, 2002

LA TIMES INTERVIEW WITH AZURE RAY ABOUT MOBY COLLABORATION

When Moby had the duo Azure Ray come to his New York home studio to sing on his recent "18" album, all was fine except for one thing. "They are the nicest people in the world," he says of Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor. "The only difficulty in working with them is that they sing so quietly I had to use a very special microphone specifically designed for really quiet sounds." Read more here.


February 28, 2001

PITCHFORK REVIEW: AZURE RAY SELF-TITLED

"Maudlin at its best. Or maybe it's good at its most maudlin. Either way, that's Azure Ray ..." Read more from Pitchfork here.

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