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Azure Ray Share New Song “Bad Dream”

Remedy Due Out June 11 on Flower Moon

Apr 23, 2021

Azure Ray (Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor) have shared a new single titled “Bad Dream.” It is the second single release from their upcoming album Remedy, due out on June 11 via Taylor’s Flower Moon label. More

Mar 25, 2021

Azure Ray (Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor) have announced their first new album in over 10 years, titled Remedy. It will be out on June 11 via Taylor’s own label Flower Moon. The duo has also shared the album’s lead single and title track More

Mar 09, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers has shared two new songs for the Spotify Singles series. The first is a new acoustic version of “Kyoto” featuring Jackson Browne, and the second is a cover of John Prine’s 1973 song “Summer’s End,” which features backing vocals by Maria Taylor. More

Jan 22, 2020

Maria Taylor, former one-half of Azure Ray, has shared a new video for her track, “Spinning Wheel” off of her late 2019 self-titled record, out now on her own label, Flower Moon, and we are pleased to premiere it. More

Premiere: Maria Taylor – “Up All Night” Video

Something About Knowing Is Out Now Via Saddle Creek

Nov 05, 2013

Maria Taylor recently released a new album called Something About Knowing via Saddle Creek.Given that we’re headed into the most festive time of year, the Alabama songstress has released an appropriately jovial video for album cut, “Up All Night.” More

Maria Taylor Announces “Overlook”

Out August 16 Via Saddle Creek

May 12, 2011

Maria Taylor (aka one half of Azure Ray) is setting out on her own again for new solo album Overlook. We have the details. More



Interviews

May 06, 2021

Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink have always had the unique ability to transform tragedy into transcendent, healing music. Azure Ray, their main creative outlet since 1999, began as a response to the horrific death of Taylor’s boyfriend, Peter Smith. More

2016 Artist Survey: Maria Taylor

Taylor on 2016's Best Albums, the Election, First Kisses, Scary Movies, and Memorable Fan Encounters

Jan 19, 2017

For Under the Radar‘s 14th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2016. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2016 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Maria Taylor. More

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One Half of Azure Ray Discusses Her Solo Album

May 02, 2005

Sometimes, you just can’t catch a break on tour. Maria Taylor, one half of the Southern-gothic pop duo Azure Ray, thought she had scored a deal by landing a cheap room for her band in a Houston Doubletree hotel, and they limited their post-show partying to pizza and watching In Good Company on TV. More


Reviews

Aug 18, 2011

From her beginnings in Azure Ray, as one fragile half of a whole, Maria Taylor’s musical output has always seemed guarded. Her voice always felt, on some fundamental level, whispered. Yet, her talent for emotive, sticking melodies kept most of her previous work from feeling tired. More