Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Azure Ray Is Back and On MBE
The Dream Pop Duo of Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink, AKA Azure Ray is back together after a four year hiatus with a new album and a show this weekend in Los Angeles. But before the show they popped into the KCRW Santa Monica studios to chat and perform live on the Morning Becomes Eclectic Radio Program Wednesday morning.
Morning Becomes Eclectic, the long running program for new and live music can be heard daily on KCRW 89.9 FM in Los Angeles. It is also heard over www.kcrw.com and linked through Bosco Radio: Music. The show starts weekdays at 9 AM PST/12 Noon EST.
Azure Ray started in Athens, Georgia, but relocated to Omaha, Nebraska and joined the music scene there. Their sound is sparse and understated, with intimate lyrics, elements of alt-country and folk Americana, and occasional forays into minimalist electronica territory. Taylor and Fink are also in another Saddle Creek band called Now It's Overhead, with Andy LeMaster. The two have collaborated with Moby and co-wrote the song, "Great Escape" on the album 18. They have also appeared on numerous Bright Eyes records. Fink also works with Japancakes.
Azure Ray disbanded in 2004, leaving Fink and Taylor to work on solo and other collaborative projects, including working in Now It's Overhead and Maria Taylor's solo recordings.
This Morning Becomes Eclectic Show has been archived at www.kcrw.com