Joining Oberst will be Brooklyn, New York’s Big Thief.
The indie rock four-piece is gearing up to release their highly anticipated sophomore LP, , released in May 2016.
But it’s still single “Four Winds” sounded a hell of a lot like “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town".
The latter chestnut isn’t included so as to make the connection easier, though “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” is given a minor-key, stomp-folk treatment that would’ve fit quite nicely on that LP.
Fans of the Midwest duo Azure Ray, made up of Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink, may have been sorely disappointed when they did not make it to Toronto this summer on their brief tour.
But take solace in the fact that this tour, of course does mean new material is on the way, and as you read this Taylor and Fink are recording their new album which is set to be released later this year. Keddy sat down with Taylor when she came to Toronto in the spring for her album that had just been released “Lady Luck”, and learned about the new Azure Ray album and more: With her beautiful and delicate voice, lyrics, and features, it is not hard to see what draws fans to Southern belle Maria Taylor.
Emo wunderkind, folk troubadour, rock'n'roll saviour — he's been called it all.Of course the overlap between band members can be a problem as well, as I wondered who exactly would be on Maria Taylor’s current tour for her third solo effort released this April entitled “Lady Luck”.Seeing as Conor Oberst, lead singer and songwriter of Bright Eyes, is also on tour for his new CD with the Mystic Valley Band, which is comprised of the majority of the musicians that recorded “Lady Luck” including Taylor’s brother, it seemed she would have to pull something together, which of course she did, and it worked quite well.Maria Taylor's career runs through four albums with the band Azure Ray, a bunch of EPs and singles, and six full-length solo records, the latest of which she's releasing herself.
She's also relatively newly married with two young children, so she's bound to be in a reflective state of mind.
And my guess is that the biggest city in Nebraska is just an extrapolated version of where many of us grew up and experienced the holiday season during our formative years. is composed of respectful, spare arrangements dotted by theremin-like effects, the clatter of found sound, choruses sung by huddled masses.