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Drawing Down the Moon

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Wake Up, Sleepyhead
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Don't Leave My Mind
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In the Fog
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Larraine
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On and On Again
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Make Your Heart
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Silver Sorrow
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Signs in the Leaves
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Love and Permanence
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Shouldn't Have Loved
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Dancing Ghosts
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Walking in Circles
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 12   Total Length: 43:14

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Wondering Sound

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Caitlin Dewey

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09.13.10
Azure Ray, Drawing Down the Moon
2010 | Label: Saddle Creek

Though it arrives a full seven years after Azure Ray declared an "indefinite hiatus," Drawing Down the Moon is, in many ways, an inevitable album. After all, Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink, the wide-eyed Bright Eyes satellites behind Azure Ray, have perfected the art of wallowing in a way that few other artists have: They could hardly leave their once-prolific career without one long, last look back at what they were or might have… read more »

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let down by emusic again

Ole'rustyrocks

This is the twelth album I've looked to download on emusic today that is "not available in your country" ie. the UK, emusic treats Brits like second class citizens

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so happy!

chien

i've missed Azure Ray...

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36 Songs To Soothe the Pain

By Wondering Sound Staff, Contributor

Whether you're happily married or told Cupid to shove it a long time ago, we can all agree on one thing: to quote the one-and-only Nazareth, "Love hurts/ Love scars/ Love wounds/ And mars." Or something. That's why we went ahead and compiled a list of 36 Songs To Soothe the Pain, from the bloodletting confessionals of Neko Case, Bright Eyes and Sunny Day Real Estate to the melancholic melodies of Sigur Rós, the Shangri-Las… more »

They Say All Music Guide

Drawing Down the Moon may be Azure Ray’s first album in seven years, but bandmates Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink kept themselves more than busy during their time apart. Taylor released three full-length solo albums and collaborated with Saddle Creek cohort Andy LeMaster on an EP, while Fink issued two solo discs and formed two different bands, both of whom released records of their own. The projects all had different names, but none of them differed too much from Azure Ray’s wistful acoustic pop, which makes this “reunion album” sound like the hiatus never happened. Taylor and Fink don’t leave their wheelhouse many times on Drawing Down the Moon, preferring instead to continue reinterpreting the Lilith Fair sound for an indie audience, with earthy harmonies that chirp like the Indigo Girls and fairy tale lyrics that reference icy mists, country roads, and broken hearts. The emphasis, of course, is on the broken heart bit, but the girls dress up their melancholia with string arrangements and a general sense of ethereality. Part of the album’s appeal is a result of producer Eric Bachmann, who knows how to frame his subjects in the most flattering way possible. When Maria Taylor asks, “If I could give this a shot, would you?” during “On and On Again,” it’s almost a rhetorical question, because Drawing Down the Moon is meant to be alluring in spite of its teary-eyed content. But Bachmann’s contributions play a back-seat role to those by Taylor and Fink, who sound as convincing after a seven-year break as they did during Azure Ray’s heyday. – Andrew Leahey

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