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The Crayon Fields

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Crayon Fields are a four-piece Melbourne based band signed to the labels Chapter Music and Rallye.
They have been described as having an artful naïve-pop aesthetic and as lo-fi.

The line up consists of singer-songwriter Geoff O’Connor on vocals and guitar, Brett Hudson on bass guitar, Chris Hung on second guitar, Synthesizer and percussion and Neil Erenstrom on drums. O’Connor also has a solo side-project, recording as Sly Hats, signed to Nervous Jerk Records, with one album to date: Liquorice Night. O’Connor has since dropped the ‘Sly Hats’ moniker and begun recording and performing his solo material as ‘Geoffrey O’Connor’.

Raised on the classic, guitar-ringing psychedelia of the ’60s (The Zombies, The Byrds) with a lo-fi indie rock approach not unlike that of the Elephant 6 collective, Melbourne, Australia group the Crayon Fields formed in 2002 before the members graduated high school. In the following few years, the band supported the likes of the Unicorns, New Pornographers, Stereolab, Cornelius, Dirty Three, Electrelane, Deerhoof and Architecture in Helsinki in concert. Although their gear was stolen (and later recovered) halfway through the recording process, the band managed to complete their debut album, Animal Bells, co-released by Chapter Music and Trifekta records in mid-2006.

Their debut full length album Animal Bells was released on 16 October 2006 and 5 November 2006 on vinyl.It was given a rating of 7.8 by Pitchfork Media and compared to the likes of The Beach Boys, The Zombies and The Association.

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  • Jorika

    Nice, subtle music.

    21 Nov 2011 Reply
  • applecloud

    love The Crayon fields, the vocals <3 :]

    5 Apr 2011 Reply
  • xsim

    great stuff

    15 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ezears

    San Francisco in October?? If it's confirmed, I hope you make your way down the coast.

    11 Aug 2010 Reply
  • junotolentino

    my o my, this is exactly what i'm looking for.....~~~~~~~

    15 Jul 2010 Reply
  • iridescentcloud

    Chestar is right. He is going to show us what whispery vitality sounds like.

    9 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Chestar

    iridescentcloud is totally wrong. whispery laziness is not at all what Lead Singer sounds like

    8 Jul 2010 Reply
  • iridescentcloud

    I love the whispery laziness of the lead's voice

    8 Jul 2010 Reply
  • proofofyouth

    i love going to a shoutbox and finding travis and jon there. purdy stuff, guys. mirror balllllll

    10 May 2010 Reply
  • BierkaakreiB

    "All The Pleasures Of The World" - Really good album, isn't it ?

    18 Apr 2010 Reply
  • wolfnation

    With some luck - Lucksmiths v 2.0. Shit is goooooood

    23 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Karnage-17

    great band, great live... lead singer is a massive romantic lol

    15 Feb 2010 Reply
  • charliec9063

    such a great band

    8 Feb 2010 Reply
  • seratori

    My little brother suggested this band to me as his friends big brother is the bassist. At first I shrugged it off, but after listening to their tracks I was convinced that these guys are actually a bloody talented group. Looking forward to seeing them tour.

    25 Jan 2010 Reply
  • axephone

    paradise

    20 Dec 2009 Reply
  • ezears

    Whatever you score our love with, for a while it will be my favorite song -Timeless.

    27 Oct 2009 Reply
  • chatte_blanche

    love the new album<3

    21 Oct 2009 Reply
  • Gunkgirl

    nice

    18 Oct 2009 Reply
  • laurence2174

    this is just such a pretty album

    15 Oct 2009 Reply
  • sherbertscoop

    Just bought it. Very glad I did. Loving Mirror Ball!

    25 Sep 2009 Reply
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