Azure Ray

In an age where emotional vulnerability is either marketed mercilessly or mocked ironically, it's pretty rare when something pushes through the static as being sincerely confessional. Azure Ray lands in the territory of pristine, heart-on-sleeve-because-that's-where-it's-gotta-be pop without falling into pity party emo-dreck. After disbanding Azure Ray in 2004, Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink spent a good portion of the late 00's working on other projects, but in September, they released their fourth album, Drawing Down The Moon, on Omaha's Saddle Creek Records. Spanning the gap between simple, swaying acoustic folk and the airtight glide of looping electronica, Azure Ray are warm, breathy whispers of optimism from a pair of haunted hearts. With Tim Fite, Whispertown. GREGORY FRANKLIN

Wed., Oct. 27, 8 p.m., 2010

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