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.
Oct. 25, 2018
Thank you Omaha! Tonight’s reunion show at the Bemis Center is officially sold out!
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!
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.
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.
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.
January 20, 2018
Tonight’s Azure Ray reunion show at the Lodge Room is sold out!
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.
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.
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!
August 9, 2012
"RED BALLOON" PREMIERE ON NPR
NPR’s All Songs Considered premiered a new song this morning! Stream it here.
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.
June 14, 2012
NEW AZURE RAY EP ANNOUNCED
As Above So Below is set for a September 4, 2012 release on Saddle Creek.
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.
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.
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.
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.