Azure Ray is an American indie duo, consisting of musicians Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink. Azure Ray started in Athens, Georgia, in 2001 and later relocated to Omaha, Nebraska and joined the music scene there, leading to collaborations with Bright Eyes and Now It's Overhead, among others. Their sound is sparse and understated, with intimate lyrics, elements of alt-country and folk Americana, and occasional forays into minimalist electronica.
Azure Ray disbanded in 2004 and Maria and Orenda have released solo albums on Saddle Creek Records. Read more on Last.fm
Happy Birthday to "Hold on Love," released 14 years ago this week!
Oct 06, 2017
#FBF Photos from Azure Ray's 2008 reunion after a 5 year hiatus. Hasn't it been 5 years since the last Azure Ray tour??? [📸: Lindsey Best]
Oct 05, 2017
We're excited to announce that Azure Ray has joined the Flower Moon Records family. Their debut self-titled release featuring the songs "Sleep" and "Rise" that launched the "Dream-Pop" genre, as well as Burn & Shiver, are now available exclusively through Flower Moon Records! www.flowermoonrecords.com
Sep 23, 2017
We're looking for any really old live videos from the first Azure Ray performances. Leave us a message in the comments if you've got anything. xoxo – O&M
Feb 27, 2015
we're so stoked to be included on ben lee's new project here! we hear our track is a favorite so far! #benlee #mixtape
Feb 11, 2015
thanks for the shoutout Taylor Swift! <3
"The 1989 singer helped a fan move on with songs by Charli XCX and Azure Ray" #azureray #breakupsongs #sleep #taylorswift
Jun 18, 2014
"Sleep" as a top 10 modern lullaby.. we love it!
Jun 07, 2014
Salon premieres some new Azure Ray sounds! Check it out here!
"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.”
Azure Ray and football? Not a combo we thought we would ever see!
Nov 11, 2013
we're proud to be a part of this amazing live compilation from Echoes!
Aug 16, 2013
hello friends! just a note to let you know that Orenda Fink and her husband, todd have started a new blog called hellforbreakfast.com. "This blog is for people who like narcissistic art and music posts, demos, paper collages, accusations, adventure stories, theories, poems or other people’s problems." check it out here for a free download of an unreleased song by todd and orenda!
Jul 29, 2013
we're in some pretty great company on this starbuck's compilation: cat power, feist, sharon van etten, etc.... check it out!!!
Jun 05, 2013
a great piece about our friend, jenny reyes, who has made our dresses for our last few tours. she's amazing!!!
May 14, 2013
getting ready for our big trip to china and taiwan! they are going to meet us at the airport with this poster. how adorable!!!! :)))
May 08, 2013
It's official, ya'll! Azure Ray is going to CHINA and TAIWAN for shows this May!!! Like- in a week!!! Andy LeMaster and Heather McIntosh will be traveling with us! We're very excited! Wish us luck with the journey!!! xo AR
Feb 04, 2013
Hi everyone! Just letting you know that our song "Don't Leave My Mind" will air in tonight's episode of Deception at 10/9c. :)
Dec 27, 2012
thanks so much Echoes and john for hosting such an amazing show. definitely one of our favorite happenings of 2012!!