Maria Taylor:: LadyLuck

Maria Taylor, of Azure Ray fame, releases her third solo album, LadyLuck, on April 7th. Inspired by the end of a relationship, the album in large part was written while Taylor was preparing for a move to Los Angeles. LadyLuck runs ten tracks of emotionally balanced songcraft, never veering on to overly sentimental or angry shores while avoiding rewriting itself. With invested though reserved presentation the title track opens the album with talk of the futility of planning each new day. “Time Lapse Lifetime,” an album favorite, involves rationalization, a dimmer tone, and the remembrance of dead dreams never consummated. “It’s Time” is a slow burning beat and pulse orientation; followed by the withdrawing “My Favorite…Love,” taking its shape with strings, classical guitar, and the quest for efficiency in life by disposing of “careless wants.” The stardust lit “Broad Daylight,” is where our indiscretions and self-betrayals cannot be hid, whereas the shuffling “Green Butterfly,” finds freedom through ceasing the search. She channels Karen Carpenter on the stellar “A Chance,” fulfilled by a near-weightless atmosphere and a sassy backdrop. LadyLuck closes with the celebratory country jaunt of “Cartoons and Forever Plans,” and a proclamation that “Our love will never die.” LadyLuck runs around thirty-five minutes of fine reflection, showcasing Maria Taylor in varied mood maintaining perspective throughout, …even when she is trying to gain resolution.

Time Lapse Lifeline

Time Lapse Lifetime

Mar 25 Lido Club w/ Joshua Radin Berlin, Berlin
Mar 27 Prinzenbar w/ Joshua Radin Hamburg, Hamburg
Mar 29 Debaser DFB w/ Joshua Radin Stockholm
Apr 4 Common Grounds Gainesville, Florida
Apr 5 The Social Orlando, Florida
Apr 6 Jack Rabbits Jacksonville, Florida
Apr 7 Bottletree Birmingham, Alabama
Apr 8 The Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Apr 9 Local 506 Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Apr 10 Rock N Roll Hotel Washington, Washington DC
Apr 11 Barbary Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 12 Bell House New York, New York
Apr 13 Maxwell’s Hoboken, New Jersey
Apr 14 Great Scott Boston, Massachusetts
Apr 16 Mohawk Place Buffalo, New York
Apr 17 El Mocambo Toronto, Ontario
Apr 18 Grog Shop Cleveland, Ohio
Apr 19 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, Michigan
Apr 20 Schuba’s Chicago, Illinois
Apr 21 High Noon Madison, Wisconsin
Apr 22 400 Bar Minneapolis, Minnesota
Apr 24 Waiting Room Omaha, Nebraska
Apr 25 Hi Dive Denver, Colorado
Apr 26 Kilby Court Salt Lake City, Utah
Apr 28 Vera Project Seattle, Washington
Apr 29 Doug Fir Portland, Oregon
May 1 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, California
May 2 Cellar Door Visalia, California
May 3 Troubadour Los Angeles, California

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