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Azure Ray

Although they became important figures in the Saddle Creek community of Omaha, NE, Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor made their initial mark in Athens, GA, where they formed Azure Ray in 2001. The two musicians -- both Alabama natives as well as childhood friends -- relocated to Athens after school and combined elements of folk, pop, and light electronica into their 2001 debut album. The next winter, Azure Ray issued the November EP on the Saddle Creek label, sparking a fruitful association with the label and its roster. The sophomore effort Burn and Shiver followed in 2002 and exuded a more serene soundscape, as well as slick production work from Crooked Fingers frontman Eric Bachmann. Fink and Taylor also began lending their help to other albums, from Moby's 18 to Bright Eyes' Lifted or the Story Is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Ground. Meanwhile, they also served as members of Now It's Overhead, another Saddle Creek band. A year later, Azure Ray continued their prolific pace by issuing Hold on Love. The album proved to be the duo's last release for seven years, though, and both musicians pursued solo careers in the interim. Maria Taylor put out three full-length albums and one collaborative EP (the latter recorded with her Saddle Creek friend Andy LeMaster), while Orenda Fink released a pair of solo albums, one digital EP, one album with her side project Art in Manila, and another with the short-lived pop duo O+S. Taylor and Fink returned their focus to Azure Ray in 2009, launching a brief tour that year before returning in 2010 with their fourth album, Drawing Down the Moon. In September of 2012, the band's fifth, more electronic-leaning offering As Above So Below arrived. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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Stations Featuring
Azure Ray

    Indie Chill

    Indie Chill
    14 songs

    Relax Trax

    Relax Trax
    6 songs

    Adult Alternative

    Adult Alternative
    1 song

    Adult Rock

    Adult Rock
    1 song

Albums by
Azure Ray

Top Songs by
Azure Ray

  1.   Song
  2.   Don't Leave My Mind
  3.   Sleep
  4.   Hold on Love
  5.   Dancing Ghosts
  6.   Love and Permanence
  7.   New Resolution
  8.   Safe and Sound
  9.   November
  10.   Displaced
  11.   Red Balloon
  12.   Walking In Circles
  13.   Larraine
  14.   On and On Again
  15.   Make Your Heart
  16.   Signs In the Leaves
  17.   Scattered Like Leaves
  18.   Fever
  19.   In the Fog
  20.   The Heart Has Its Reasons
  21.   Rest Your Eyes
  22.   Sea of Doubts
  23.   Raining in Athens
  24.   We Could Wake
  25.   4th of July
  26.   I Will Do These Things
  27.   To This Life
  28.   The New Year
  29.   Unannounced
  30.   Silver Sorrow
  31.   The Drinks We Drank Last Night
  32.   We Are Mice
  33.   Trees Keep Growing
  34.   Just a Faint Line
  35.   Beautiful Things Can Come from the Dark
  36.   How You Remember
  37.   We Exchanged Words
  38.   Don't Make a Sound
  39.   Your Weak Hands
  40.   [Untitled]
  41.   A Thousand Years
  42.   Seven Days
  43.   For the Sake of the Song
  44.   If You Fall
  45.   Favorite Cities
  46.   Home
  47.   For No One
  48.   Across the Ocean
  49.   These White Lights Will Bend to Make Blue
  50.   Nightfall
  51.   Wake Up, Sleepyhead
  52.   Another Week
  53.   Nothing Like a Song
  54.   Other Than This World
  55.   No Signs of Pain
  56.   Dragonfly
  57.   Rise
  58.   The Love of Two
  59.   The Devil's Feet
  60.   While I'm Still Young
  61.   Look to Me
  62.   Shouldn't Have Loved

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