ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH, the highly anticipated second album from THE DEAR HUNTER--Casey Crescenzo (singer/pianist/guitarist/lyricist/multi-instrumentalist), Andy Wildrick (guitar), Erick Serna (guitar), Nick Crescenzo (drums), Nate Patterson (bass)—was released today on Triple Crown Records. The epic third chapter of the band’s six-chapter concept album project chronicles the latest endeavors of “the boy,” now a man, looking (and finding) love, loss and reinvention.
Produced by Casey Crescenzo, and with engineering duties behind the boards shared with Andy Wildrick, the opus was conceived, hashed out, and recorded entirely in the band's studio in Providence, Rhode Island. It was mixed by Mike Watts and mastered by Andy VanDette. The band pulled out every stop when it came to instrumentation, bringing in musicians to contribute live strings, woodwinds, horns, and even harps.
Fans who want to hear the album in its entirety can visit AOL’s website, which is offering a full album listening party at http://music.aol.com/new-releases-full-cds/#/13.
In touring and video news, THE DEAR HUNTER is criss-crossing the U.S. along with Mewithoutyou through July 11 in Boston. A new trek is on deck for August and will be announced in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, an animated video for “What It Means To be Alone” will hit TV and Internet airwaves in the coming months. The clip is currently being produced and directed by singer Casey Crescenzo.
ACT III is the follow-up to 2007’s ACT II: THE MEANING OF, & ALL THINGS REGARDING MS. LEADING, which was described by Alternative Press as an album that “...goes from haunting and otherworldly (‘The Oracles On The Delphi Express’) to utterly fantastic—‘The Bitter Suite 1 And 2: Meeting Ms. Leading’ is a chamber indie-pop masterpiece, complete with an instantly memorable piano line and a chorus as big as the song title.”
Check out THE DEAR HUNTER at any of the following stops:
DATE CITY VENUE
Tue 6/23 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Thu 6/25 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
Fri 6/26 Seattle, WA Neumos
Sat 6/27 Boise, ID The Venue
Sun 6/28 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theatre
Mon 6/29 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Wed 7/1 Lawrence, KS Granada
Thu 7/2 St. Paul, MN Station 4
Sat 7/4 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Sun 7/5 Chicago, IL Metro
Mon 7/6 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
Tue 7/7 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Small’s Theatre
Thu 7/9 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fri 7/10 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
Sat 7/11 Boston, MA Middle East