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Check Out: Azure Ray – “Don’t Leave My Mind”

on August 05, 2010, 10:25am

After a six-year hiatus, Azure Ray, the dream pop duo of Orenda Fink and Maria Taylor, recently announced a new album, Drawing Down the Moon. Nearly immediately fans and those vibing on the album’s buzz wondered what they might sound like after such a long break. Worry no longer as, thanks to Stereogum, we’re getting our first taste of their new album on the aptly-titled “Don’t Leave My Mind”.

As far as girl-powered dream pop goes, you can’t get much better than Azure Ray. For this particular track, there’s a heavy emphasis on the pop angle, making a song that takes the heart and soul of a great love song and adds in the pre-requisite bleeps, bloops, and ambient noises. All in all, it’s a lyrically bittersweet little ditty with a pretty ethereal beat that doesn’t so much pummel you with sadness as inform the mood of the song.  Not bad for nearly a decade away as a unit.

If you’re hooked, scroll below to check out the song. Still not enough Azure Ray? Make sure you check out the duo on tour starting this October. Drawing Down the Moon hits stores September 14th via Saddle Creek Records.

Check Out:
“Don’t Leave My Mind”

Drawing Down the Moon Tracklist:
01. Wake Up, Sleepyhead
02. Don’t Leave My Mind
03. In the Fog
04. Larraine
05. On and On Again
06. Make Your Heart
07. Silver Sorrow
08. Signs in the Leaves
09. Love and Permanence
10. Shouldn’t Have Loved
11. Dancing Ghosts
12. Walking in Circles

Azure Ray 2010 Tour Dates:
10/10 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
10/11 – Tallahassee, FL @ Engine Room
10/15 – Houston, TX @ Walters
10/16 – Dallas, TX @ The Loft
10/17 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rhythm Room
10/21 – San Diego, CA @ The Loft
10/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
10/23 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse
10/24 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
10/26 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
10/27 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
10/29 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
10/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
11/01 – Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive
11/03 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
11/04 – Iowa City, IA @ The Mill
11/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
11/06 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
11/08 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
11/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
11/10 – Toronto, Ontario @ Horseshoe Tavern
11/12 – Boston, MA @ Harpers Ferry
11/13 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
11/14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
11/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
11/17 – Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
11/18 – Carrboro, NC @ Arts Center
11/19 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt
11/20 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree

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