Crayon Fields US tour!


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Melbourne’s euphoric pop quartet Crayon Fields are incredibly excited to announce their first ever proper USA tour. After a brief trip to SXSW, LA and New York in March, the band are heading back in October and really hitting the road, playing up and down both coasts and stopping in New York for CMJ.

They’ll be playing songs from their two much-loved albums All the Pleasures Of the World and Animal Bells as well as a swag of new material. Some of the awesome bands coming along for the ride include Air Waves, Karl Blau, Magic Bullets and Reports. Check out the dates below.

They’ve also made a free tour EP available on Bandcamp, with previously vinyl-only B-side How Loved You Are, a live version of Pleasures track Graceless, a remix of All the Pleasures Of the World by Dan Block, and a surprise – a sultry cover of the Roxette classic It Must Have Been Love.

The bandcamp link is here:

Some praise from Crayon Fields’ March USA sojourn:

“They were fantastic, and can really pull off the lush, late ’60s baroque pop sound of their new album” – Brooklyn Vegan

“A lush, swooning-inducing, summery set that stunned those in attendance” – KEXP

“Lush, literate, room warming presence” – Crawdaddy

“One of our favorite discoveries from SXSW” – Hype Machine Radio

CRAYON FIELDS US TOUR DATES

Monday October 11

San Diego – Soda Bar, 3615 El Cajon Blvd

with Heavy Hawaii, Scruffles and DJ Rchrd Oh

Wednesday October 13

Santa Barbara – Muddy Waters Cafe, 508 East Haley State

with the Spires and Watercolor Paintings

Thursday October 14

San Francisco – Rickshaw Stop, 155 Fell Street

with Magic Bullets and Old Fashioned Way

Saturday October 16

Olympia – Northern, 321 4th Ave

with Karl Blau and Generifus

Sunday October 17

Portland – Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi

with Karl Blau and Archeology

Monday October 18

Seattle – Tractor Tavern, 5213 Ballard Ave NW

with Karl Blau and Exohxo

Thursday October 21

New York – Glasslands Gallery, 289 Kent Ave Brooklyn

Chapter Music/Underwater Peoples CMJ showcase

with Fabulous Diamonds, Guy Blackman, Andrew Cedermark, Air Waves and La Big Vic

Friday October 22

New York – Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St

Windish Agency CMJ showcase

with Lower Dens, First Aid Kit, Sun Airway and Apache Beat

Sunday October 24

Washington DC – Black Cat Backstage, 1811 14th St

with Family Portrait

Tuesday October 26

Philadelphia – The Fire, 412 Girrard Avenue

with Air Waves

Wednesday October 27

Boston – TT The Bears, 10 Brookline St

with Air Waves and Reports

Friday October 29, 8pm

Los Angeles – Hotel Cafe, 1623 N. Cahuenga Blvd


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