Monday, April 15, 2013
Azure Ray - Azure Ray
Both Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor have kicked around the indie scene in a variety of solo and collaborative projects, and while you can't really argue that Azure Ray is their "main band," it's certainly one of the most fully-realized projects for either musician. While this album is not the best example of what Fink and Taylor are capable of, it's still a pleasant listen. Most of the songs are sad and slow, but there is a tragic beauty to them as well. Maria Taylor sounds almost like a female version of Sam Beam (aka Iron and Wine), which is great. More than anything, this album is a sign of even better things to come.
Baleeted? No, but this band does have much better albums.