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Crayon Fields Kick Off 1st US Tour

Australian euphoric pop quartet, Crayon Fields, are kicking off their first ever US tour tonight at Soda Bar in San Diego (the tour ends in LA at one of my favorite venues, Hotel Cafe, Oct 29th). They’ll be playing songs from their two full-length albums, All the Pleasures of the World and Animal Bells, as well as new material, up and down both coasts (plus a stop in NY for CMJ 2010). Along for the ride will be Air Waves, Karl Blau, Magic Bullets, and Reports. Check out the tour dates below.

If that’s not enough, the band has also made a free tour EP, Make Peace With Love, 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. Grab the EP here.
Crayon Fields are featured on the Hype Machine radio show (October). Check that out here.
Crayon Fields played SXSW 2010 and KEXP has some videos from the performance here.
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
< span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family:georgia;">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


Snow & Voices, the collaborative duo of Lauri Kranz and Jebin Bruni, are playing at Hotel Cafe (one of absolute favorite venues in LA) this coming Wednesday night. Sharing a bill with Frazey Ford of The Be Good Tanyas, this is definitely a show you’ll want to check out if you aren’t busy…and let’s be honest, it’s a Wednesday night in the Summer, I doubt you have anything better to be doing.

Snow & Voices newest album, Anything That Moves, is out now courtesy of Elastic Ruby Records. Along with Kranz and Bruni, a stellar collective of LA area musicians lend their talents, both live and in the studio. Anything That Moves, the band’s third album to date, is a multi-layered aural landscape that further solidifies the moody dream-pop sound they’ve become known for (check out my favorite track, mistress, below).
Snow & Voices is scheduled to go on at 10pm (get there at 7pm if you want to check out Frazey Ford).
Hotel Cafe is located at 1623 1/2 N. Cahuenga Blvd. Los Angeles, CA (between Hollywood and Sunset Blvd.)