PRICE: $15.50
IN STOCK
01 01 :23
03 03 :31
04 02 :30
06 01 :50
07 02 :18
08 01 :54
09 02 :11
10 02 :34
11 03 :18
12 05 :54
ARTIST
TITLE
Animal Bells
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
CH 056CD CH 056CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
9/1/2009

Originally released by Chapter Music in 2006, this is the debut full-length album by Melbourne quartet, The Crayon Fields. Lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Geoff O'Connor is a myopic boy genius whose record collection consists almost solely of op-shop vinyl LPs released before 1970. Consequently, The Crayon Fields play intricate, atmospheric pop songs that recall the minor-key majesty and close-knit harmonies of '60s maestros such as The Zombies, The Byrds and The Beach Boys. The album title refers to the animal-shaped toy bells that were used throughout the album, linking its 12 concise songs. Basic tracks were recorded at Sub Studios with engineer Simon Knight, then taken home to be polished into their final shimmering shapes. Animal Bells is an unruffled, dreamy pop masterpiece. Geoff's often falsetto vocals and ringing 12-string guitar are ably accompanied by Brett Hudson's nimble bass, Chris Hung on second guitar and Neil Erenstrom on drums. Nicole and Julian of fellow Chapter artists Minimum Chips also provide guest vocals. With this multi-layered, resonant and gorgeous album, The Crayon Fields are one of Australia's finest, most intriguing bands.