Jan. 6, 2019
AZURE RAY JANUARY SHOW OPENERS ANNOUNCED
Nik Freitas and Whispertown will open at Cafe Du Nord on 1/17, & Greg Farley and Brad Armstrong will open 1/19 at the Bell House. Tickets on sale now.
Dec 14, 2018
SURPRISE GUEST: AZURE RAY WILL JOIN Z BERG, JACKSON BROWNE & MORE TOMORROW NIGHT
Azure Ray will perform a surprise, stripped down set tomorrow night at Pico Union Project. Tickets are SOLD OUT.
Nov. 13, 2018
SOLO & AZURE RAY SHOWS ANNOUNCED
Maria & Orenda will play solo sets and Azure Songs Dec. 13 at the Moroccan Lounge. Azure Ray returns to San Francisco and Brooklyn this January. Tickets on sale Nov 16.
Oct. 25, 2018
Thank you Omaha! Tonight’s reunion show at the Bemis Center is officially sold out!
Oct. 25, 2018
KRCW EXCLUSIVE: AZURE RAY “LAST SUMMER IN OMAHA” PREMIERE
From KCRW: “It’s been a minute – well actually six years – since we’ve gotten new music from the lovely collaboration of Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink, known as Azure Ray. We’re beyond excited to offer you the first glimpse of that new EP as we premiere the video for the hauntingly beautiful “Last Summer In Omaha.” Read more here from KCRW and watch it here!
Oct. 24, 2018
BILLBOARD: AZURE RAY’S DEBUTS HEARTFELT VERSION OF 2003 TRACK “HOLD ON LOVE”
From Billboard: “They've already shared the cheeky "Palindrome" video, and today you can check out their reimagination of 2003's “Hold On Love”… “For the 15th anniversary of our record Hold on Love we re-imagined the title track with the help of Louis Schefano and Maria’s father and brother, Macey Sr and Jr,” the duo tells Billboard. “It reflects the live version that we came to love playing through the years.” Listen here.
Oct. 19, 2018
BILLBOARD EXCLUSIVE: AZURE RAY PREMIERES FIRST NEW MUSIC IN SIX YEARS WITH CLEVER ‘PALINDROME’ VIDEO
“Azure Ray is back. The dream pop duo comprised of Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink is set to release its first music since 2012 with its new Waves EP, due Oct. 26. Its lead track arrives below with a cheekily irreverent music video…” Watch at Billboard.
Oct. 3, 2018
MARIA TAYLOR ANNOUNCES DEC. HEADLINING SHOW IN LA
Nearly 2 years to the date of her last LA show celebrating the release of In the Next Life, Maria Taylor will headline LA’s Moroccan Lounge. Tix on sale Friday Oct 5 here.
May 31, 2018
MARIA ANNOUNCES 2 SHOWS WITH AMANDA SHIRES
SoCalifornia! Maria is headed your way this August opening for Amanda Shires. Catch her in Los Angeles and San Juan Capistrano on August 16th and 27th.
April 19, 2018
FLOWER MOON RECORDS "FRIENDS AND FAMILY VOLUME 1" LISTENING PARTY AND SHOW ANNOUNCED
Maria and friends will celebrate the release of the new Flower Moon Records compilation May 8th at Resident in Los Angeles. Event info here.
April 4, 2018
MARIA RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND ANNOUNCES FLOWER MOON RECORDS COMPILATION
Maria's new single "Real Life (Trump Era)" ft. Lester Nuby III and Louis Schefano premiered today on Paste. The song is part of a 16 track compilation released on her label Flower Moon Records. Stream the track HERE and pre-order the compilation HERE.
January 13, 2018
MARIA ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY EUROPE DATES
Maria announced a handful of dates in Europe this February. More info available at Grand Hotel van Cleef's website here.
December 21, 2017
"LIGHT OF THE WORLD" SINGLE WITH LOUIS SCHEFANO PREMIERING TODAY ON KCRW
Maria Taylor and long-time collaborator Louis Schefano released a new holiday song today, "Light of the World." KCRW has the exclusive premiere here.
October 29, 2017
HAPPY BIRTHDAY "SOMETHING ABOUT KNOWING"
"Something About Knowing" was released 4 years ago today. Available from Saddle Creek here.
October 5, 2017
AZURE RAY JOINS THE FLOWER MOON RECORDS FAMILY
Flower Moon Records launched one year ago today... and today our debut self-titled release featuring the songs "Sleep" and "Rise" , as well as Burn & Shiver, are now available exclusively through Flower Moon Records!
September 15, 2017
MARIA TAYLOR FEATURED ON "THIS IS US" SEASON 1 SOUNDTRACK
The soundtrack for NBC's Emmy winning drama, "This is Us" is out today featuring Maria Taylor's "If Only" and other greats including Paul Simon, Ringo Starr, Stevie Wonder, Cat Stevens and more. Available on all digital streaming services here as well as a Target exclusive bundle.
August 24, 2017
#MARIATAYLORPJSERIES FEATURING "IF ONLY"
Check out Vol. 3 of Maria Taylor's #MariaTaylorPJseries featuring an acoustic version of "If Only" here.
August 14, 2017
#MARIATAYLORPJSERIES VOL. 2 NOW UP
Watch Maria Taylor perform "Birmingham, 1982" live from her bedroom, in Vol. 2 of her #mariataylorpjseries here.
July 11, 2017
JUST ANNOUNCED: MARIA TAYLOR PERFORMANCE & WINE TASTING
Join Maria Taylor for an intimate performance and wine tasting at Mission Wines in South Pasadena, CA on July 22nd at 5PM.
April 24, 2017
"SONG BENEATH THE SONG" FEATURED IN ITALIAN AD CAMPAIGN
Acqua Vitasnella's new ad campaign features "Song Beneath the Song" in their commercials running throughout Italy!
February 3, 2017
PASTE EXCLUSIVE: "JUST ONCE" VIDEO PREMIERE
Maria reflects on her past, present and future in this exclusive interview Paste Magazine. Watch the video for "Just Once" and read the full interview here.
January 6, 2017
MARIA TAYLOR ANNOUNCES FEBRUARY GERMAN TOUR
Maria will play a string of dates throughout Germany this February. Tickets available through Grand Hotel van Cleef at http://www.ghvc-shop.de/detail/maria-taylor-tickets.
December 20, 2016
MARIA TAYLOR TO PLAY NYC SHOW
Taylor announced she will play Rockwood Music Hall on February 11th. Buy tickets here.
December 1, 2016
NPR First Listen: Maria Taylor "In the Next Life"
"The Azure Ray singer fills her warm, reflective new album with gorgeous, touching songs about family, legacy and the pursuit of contentment." Stream "In the Next Life."
"If Only" featured on "This Is Us"
"If Only," from Maria's forthcoming full length "In the Next Life" was featured during the closing scenes of NBC's hit fall drama, "This is Us." Watch the clip above.
Maria Taylor record release show Dec. 11th
Maria Taylor will play the iconic Troubadour in Los Angeles on Dec. 11th for her album release show. Ben Lee and Cillie Barnes will also perform. BUY TICKETS
Billboard Exclusive Premiere: Maria Taylor Debuts 'If Only' Video Featuring Conor Oberst.
"Singer/songwriter Maria Taylor reflects on her life in the dream-like video for the song “If Only,” which she premiered exclusively with Billboard." Read more.
Stereogum Premiere: Maria Taylor – “If Only” (Feat. Conor Oberst)
"Some say life is full of second chances. Maria Taylor’s new track “If Only” is a testament to that ole cliché. The first single from her approaching album In The Next Life, it’s an acoustic reverie coupled with delicate string arrangements and lighthearted percussive adornments." Read more.
"In the Next Life" album trailer
Trailer for the new Maria Taylor album, "In the Next Life," out Dec. 9, 2016 on Flower Moon Records (US) and Grand Hotel van Cleef (Europe). Featuring appearances by Joshua Radin, Conor Oberst, Macey Taylor, Nik Freitas, Jake Bellows, Morgan Nagler, Louis Schefano and more. Video by Dwyer PR.
Maria Taylor announces new album "In the Next Life"
In the Next Life, is her 6th solo effort, and her first release on her own label, Flower Moon Records out December 9th, 2016. Appearances on "In the Next Life" include: Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Joshua Radin, Nik Freitas (Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band), Macey Taylor (Bright Eyes, Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Jenny Lewis, AA Bondy), Jake Bellows (Neva Dinova), Louis Schefano (Cheshires, ex-Remy Zero), Morgan Nagler (Whispertown), and Tiffany Osborn.
Washington Post: Something About Knowing” Album Review
Electrobeats and electric guitars flavor the arrangements, but the songs retain their essential country-folk character. Memorable vocal melodies and involving harmonies define the songs, whether they’re homespun (“Folk Song Melody”), gently trippy (“Sum of Our Lives”) or exuberantly communal (“Tunnel Vision”). Read more.
American Songwriter: Watch Maria Taylor Sing “Folk Song Melody”
Singer/songwriter Maria Taylor certainly has no shortage of creativity. In addition to her work as one half of dream-pop duo Azure Ray, the prolific songstress has five solo albums under her belt and lent vocals to eight Bright Eyes records. Taylor took us inside her home studio to play “Folk Song Melody,” the lead track off of her new album Something About Knowing. Check out the video below. Read more.
Under the Radar Premiere: “Up All Night” Video
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.” In it, Taylor and her pals throw the world’s best seasonally themed pool party. Directed by Alana Tanner…
GuitarWorld: Maria Taylor Releases 'Something About Knowing' Today via Saddle Creek
Maria Taylor, has released her new album, Something About Knowing, today via Saddle Creek. While Maria has already gained widespread recognition as one-half of the dream-pop duo Azure Ray, released four solo albums and an EP and collaborated with esteemed musicians including Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Michael Stipe (R.E.M.), Jim Eno (Spoon) and Moby, her prolific career has only scratched the surface of what the Alabama-based artist has to say. Read more
KCRW TODAY’S TOP TUNE: Maria Taylor: Something About Knowing
Maria Taylor made her mark as half of Azure Ray and continues to produce great solo work. Listen here.
Paste Premiere: Maria Taylor "Up All Night"
Maria Taylor, singer/songwriter and one-half of duo Azure Ray, is set to release her forthcoming album Something About Knowing on Oct. 29 via Saddle Creek. Her song, “Up All Night,” is the first single from the album. Much like the song “Up All Night,” Something About Knowing was heavily influenced by her life as new mother. Listen here
Paste Review: Maria Taylor “Overlook”
Maybe it’s because Taylor is back in Alabama, or maybe it’s because she’s surrounded herself with simpatico musicians, or maybe moving cross-country has given her something new and urgent to write and sing about. Whatever the case, Overlook is her best, most animated collection in years.