Crayon Fields


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The Crayon Fields play intricate, atmospheric pop music recalling the minor key majesty and close-knit harmonies of 60s maestros the Zombies, the Byrds and the Beach Boys. After forming in the last year of high school in 2002 and releasing two independent EPs, Chapter Music released the Crayon Fields’ unruffled, dreamy pop debut Animal Bells in 2006.

With band leader Geoff O’Connor’s gently sly vocals and ringing 12 string guitar ably accompanied by Brett Hudson’s loping bass, Chris Hung on second guitar and Neil Erenstrom on drums, Animal Bells received lavish praise around the world, including a 7.8 review on Pitchfork and a second place spot in Australian taste-making website Mess+Noise’s end of year polls.

Animal Bells also helped the Crayon Fields score support slots for many a touring national and international band, including Stereolab, the New Pornographers,  Built To Spill, the Unicorns, Dirty Three, Electrelane, Deerhoof, Calvin Johnson, Kelly Stoltz and many more.

Recording began last year on a followup album, preceded by self-released vinyl seven inch single Mirror Ball. This lead to a seven inch deal with UK imprint The Passport Label, who released Voice Of Paradise in April 2009. To support the release, the band took off on a UK and European tour earlier this year, reaching as far as Latvia and Estonia, as well as a sold out show with Casiotone For The Painfully Alone in London.

But in hindsight, this all seems just like a leadup to second album All The Pleasures Of The World. A stunning development on Animal Bells, Crayon Fields have expanded their sound with lush hi-fidelity production, hypnotic arrangements, and a newfound sexual maturity. It’s an album currently reaching its way around the world, earning another great Pitchfork review and innumerable blog raves, as well as a release by hip Japanese label Rallye, home to the likes of Au Revoir Simone and The Whitest Boy Alive.


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All The Pleasures Of The World LP – SOLD OUT!

By   Released October 2009

Melbourne minor key pop magicians Crayon Fields announce the release of their long-awaited second album, following up their airy, chiming 2006 debut Animal Bells.
After three limited edition vinyl single releases in the last 12 months, it’s finally time to marvel at the loping bass lines, swooning strings and eerie, hypnotic harmonies of All The Pleasures in its entirety.
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Crayon Fields album launches – new and rescheduled dates!

With tickets to Crayon Fields’ Melbourne launch for new album All The Pleasure Of The World selling mega fast, the band have decided to announce a second date!

Support for the second show on Saturday, October 24 comes from Pikelet and recently reformed moog-pop monsters Minimum Chips.

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All The Pleasures Of The World CD

By   Released September 2009

Melbourne minor key pop magicians Crayon Fields announce the release of their long-awaited second album, following up their airy, chiming 2006 debut Animal Bells.
After three limited edition vinyl single releases in the last 12 months, it’s finally time to marvel at the loping bass lines, swooning strings and eerie, hypnotic harmonies of All The Pleasures in its entirety.
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AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS – Animal Bells LP

By   Released November 2006

Animal Bells is an unruffled, dreamy pop masterpiece from this young Melbourne quartet, 12 minor key pop masterpieces filled with soaring harmonies and ringing 12 string guitar. Think the Zombies, Byrds and Beach Boys, but also think the peculiar genius of singer/guitarist Geoff O’Connor who has deft and idiosyncratic touch all his own.

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Animal Bells is an unruffled, dreamy pop masterpiece from this young Melbourne quartet, 12 minor key pop masterpieces filled with soaring harmonies and ringing 12 string guitar. Think the Zombies, Byrds and Beach Boys, but also think the peculiar genius of singer/guitarist Geoff O’Connor who has deft and idiosyncratic touch all his own.

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