Pre-order All the Pleasures Of the World on blue-green “galaxy swirl” vinyl here
“Transforms classic rock touchstones into something affecting and winning” – Pitchfork
“Baroque pop gem recalling The Zombies and The Left Banke” – Brooklyn Vegan
“Lysergic lo-fi euphoria of the first-order.” – The Times
Melbourne, Australia minor key pop magicians Crayon Fields released their second album All The Pleasures Of The World in 2009. A decade later they revisit this era-defining album with a deluxe vinyl reissue, including new liner notes and a raft of bonus tracks (including covers of Abba, Roxette and Kath Bloom). They also share a brand new, adorable animated video for the title track, “All The Pleasures of the World.”
All the Pleasures catapulted Crayon Fields from Melbourne home-town favourites to internationally acclaimed cult heroes. It was one of the year’s most acclaimed releases, earning a glowing review on Pitchfork and landing in countless end of year best-of lists.
The band headed to the US and UK/Europe for a series of tours, performing for KEXP, playing Pitchfork and Brooklyn Vegan shows at SXSW and CMJ and slogging their way from Austin to Estonia. In Australia they shared stages with the likes of Cornelius, Stereolab, Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Built to Spill.
With its loping bass lines, swooning strings and eerie, hypnotic harmonies, All The Pleasures Of The World quickly assumed the status of a 21st century indie classic. The initial vinyl run sold out very quickly, and for the last decade fans have been harassing the band for a repress.
Crayon Fields have gone one step beyond, with newly penned liner notes from frontman Geoffrey O’Connor as well as Melbourne novelist/scriptwriter Anna Barnes (Content). The first pressing is in blue/green “galaxy swirl” coloured vinyl, and the band have raided their archives to unearth a trove of rare bonus tracks.
These include single B-sides, covers of Abba, Roxette and Kath Bloom, and even moog-driven lounge instrumental versions of key singles Mirror Ball and the album title track.
One of Chapter’s most treasured releases just got even more special.