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

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