Azure Ray – “Don’t Leave My Mind” (Stereogum Premiere)

Azure Ray broke up/went on hiatus in 2004, giving Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink plenty of time to work on solo albums (many solo albums — Fink released two last year). Now they’re back on a semi-permanent basis with a new album Drawing Down the Moon. Longtime friend Eric Bachmann produced, and longtime Now It’s Overhead bandmate Andy LeMaster guests. “Don’t Leave My Mind” is the warm, charming first taste of the new record.

Azure Ray – “Don’t Leave My Mind”

Download it via Saddle Creek:

Drawing Down the Moon is out 9/14 via Saddle Creek. Here’s the 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”

The duo will also tour to support the new record:

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 – Tempe, 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 @ High 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, ONT @ 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