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The Crayon Fields giving away EP, touring in October (dates)

by Bill Pearis

DOWNLOADThe Crayon Fields – All the Pleasures of the World (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: The Crayon Fields – Make Peace with Love EP (via Bandcamp)


Melbourne, Australia’s chamber pop-y Crayon Fields are coming back to America for a tour that will hit NYC during the CMJ Music Marathon. While more CMJ shows will surely be announced, Crayon Fields are at least playing the Chapter Music/Underwater Peoples showcase at Glasslands on October 21 with Air Waves, Andrew Cedermark, La Big Vic, Fabulous Diamonds and Guy Blackman.

Crayon Fields have a new downloadable EP, Make Peace with Love, to coincide with the tour featuring a new song, a live version of “Graceless,” a great remix of “All the Pleasures of the World” and a cover of Roxette’s “It Must be Love.” You can get it for the price of your email address via their Bandcamp page.

If you haven’t heard last year’s wonderful All the Pleasures of the World, one of my favorites of 2009, you should really rectify that. It’s modern baroque pop, full of swoony strings, breathy vocals and memorable melodies. You can download the title track at the top of this post. They were terrific when I saw them at Bruar Falls back in March. Definitely try and catch them if you can.

All 2010 North American Crayon Fields dates, plus some videos, are after the jump…

The Crayon Fields – Voice of Paradise

The Crayon Fields – Mirror Ball” at Bruar Falls, March 2010

The Crayon Fields – 2010 North America Tour Dates
Monday October 11
San Diego – Soda Bar
with Heavy Hawaii and Scruffles

Tuesday October 12
Santa Barbara – Muddy Waters

Thursday October 14
San Francisco – Rickshaw Stop
with Magic Bullets and Old Fashioned Way

Saturday October 16
Olympia – Northern
with Karl Blau and Generifus

Sunday October 17
Portland – Mississippi Studios
with Karl Blau and Archeology

Monday October 18
Seattle – Tractor Tavern
with Karl Blau and Exohxo

Tuesday October 19 – Saturday October 23
New York – CMJ shows to be announced

Thursday October 21
New York – Glasslands Gallery
Chapter Music/Underwater Peoples CMJ showcase
with Air Waves, Andrew Cedermark, La Big Vic, Fabulous Diamonds and Guy Blackman

Sunday October 24
Washington DC – Black Cat Backstage
with Family Portrait

Tuesday October 26
Philadelphia – The Fire
with Air Waves

Wednesday October 27
Boston – TT The Bears
with Air Waves and Reports

Friday October 29 8pm
Los Angeles – Hotel Cafe

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