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Crayon
(United States)
Crayon were an indie pop band that formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1990. Its members were Brad Roberts, Sean Tollefson, and Jeff Fell. In the three years they were together, they released a handful of 7" singles and one full length album. Their unique style, combining heavily distorted guitar with strong twee pop elements, that some called "love rock" and others called "cuddlecore" built Crayon a cult following that still holds strong today. Crayon would certainly be included in a small group of influential bands to come out of the sleepy college town of Bellingham, Washington. Others of course would include: The Monomen, Death Cab for Cutie, and The Posies. After they broke-up in 1994, Sean Tollefson and Jeff Fell formed the popular twee band Tullycraft in 1995.

Discography

Cassettes

1991 "A Cartwheel For A Kiss" (Self Released)

7" Singles

1991 "Matchbox" 3-song 7" EP (Harriet)
1992 "Moominland" 6-song 7" EP (Harriet)
1992 "This Dream Is Gone"-split 7" w/ Veronica Lake (Cher Doll)
1993 "The Snap-Tight Wars" b/w "Pumpkin Patch" 7" Single (Harriet)
1993 "Forever Nearly True"-Split 7" Single w/Grover (Gritty Kitty)
1994 "Too Much Sugar" on "Phantom Third Channel" V/A 7" Single (Cher Doll)

Album

1994 "Brick Factory" CD/Cassette (Harriet)

Compilations

1992 "Knee High Susan" on "The Bellingham Conflagration" (Flaming Cows Head) Cassette
1992 "Throw: The Yoyo Studio Compilation" CD -"Secret Goldfish" (Yoyo)
1992 "One Last Kiss" -"All The Stars" CD (Spin Art)
1993 "Penny Lock" on "Julep" CD/Vinyl (Yoyo)
1993 "Crown" on "North Of Nowhere" CD (Gritty Kitty/Spam) CD
1993 "A Love Like Lead" Cassette -"Live With It Baby" (Lionhead Fountain, Japan)
1994 "I Could" on "A Day In The Park" (Now Sound) CD/Vinyl
1995 "The Snap-Tight Wars" (live) on "The Basement Tapes Live Recordings At KSPC 1989-1995"
1996 "Forever Nearly True"(live) on Yoyo A Go Go" (Yoyo) CD/Vinyl
2001 "Songs For Cassavetes" Soundtrack CD -"The Snap-Tight Wars" (Better Looking Records) 


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Releases:
Matchbox (7") Sep 1991
Moominland (7") Jun 1992
on Harriet Records - 12
The Snaptight Wars (7") Aug 1993
on Harriet Records - 19
Brick Factory (CD) Mar 1994
on Harriet Records - SPY 2
On compilations:
One Last Kiss  (CD) 1992
on Spin Art Records - SPART 1
- All The Stars
on Cher Doll Records - CHER 1
- This Dream Is Gone
Last updated: 7-Aug-2008 © 1994-2016 TweeNet Creative Commons License