With a sound balanced delicately between straight-up acoustic radio pop and a range of indie-rock sonics, from electronic beats to chamber music, the Birmingham-to-Los Angeles duo Azure Ray always keep a redeeming hint of twang in their dreaminess, which makes the harmonies more than the sum of their parts. The new Drawing Down the Moon, on Saddle Creek, marks a reunion after six years in two overlapping careers highlighted by collaborations with or in Now It's Overhead, Bright Eyes, Japancakes, and Moby. But they seem catchiest together. With Tim Fite and James Husband. All ages.
Fri., Nov. 5, 7 p.m., 2010