The Dear Hunter and Equal Vision Records announce a new partnership, with the launch of frontman Casey Crescenzo’s very own imprint label: Cave & Canary Goods.
Crescenzo, the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriting mastermind behind The Dear Hunter, elaborates on working with the Upstate NY-based independent label stating, "I am very excited to be to be partnering with EVR and starting Cave & Canary Goods, to release the next record. I can't say enough good things about the amazing people behind the label. The belief they have put in my music, and my first business venture, is inspiring. I know that together we are going to make some really wonderful things happen in the world of The Dear Hunter."
Later this Summer, The Dear Hunter will enter the studio with producer Mike Watts. The forthcoming album will be released on Cave & Canary Goods/Equal Vision Records in early 2013.
"I'm incredibly excited to get back in to the studio for the next record. I am even more excited to be creating the record with the help of Mike Watts, who I trust and admire so much. I don't know what the listening public will think, and the last thing I want to do is make any declarations in an attempt to influence the listener. What I can say, is that I haven't been more happy, or felt more creative in years, and I am truly anxious to push myself, and my music, to places I still haven't ventured, and to create the best possible album I can," explains Crescenzo of the band's next release.
"After spending a good amount of time debating on whether to continue the Act records at this point, or take another step to the side - the most natural path seemed to be to leave all preconceptions to the side, and to write a record straight from the heart, without any filter of concept or plot."
Crescenzo is fresh off of the release of the critically acclaimed 2.5 hour, 9 EP, 36-track collection: The Color Spectrum. The ambitious set of recordings was released as a vinyl/digital box set on June 14, 2011 and later released in a CD format. The Color Spectrum is The Dear Hunter’s first release revealing Crescenzo’s sonic interpretation of how he sees the world. Previous releases Act 1: The Lake South The River North , Act II: The Meaning Of, And All Things Regarding Ms. Leading , and Act III: Life And Death, followed a very specific conceptual storyline, whereas The Color Spectrum openly tells the story of Crescenzo’s personal experiences and emotions, musically channeled into nine, color categorized EPs.
The album collection has been praised for its ingenuity, diversity, and creativity by the likes of SPIN, Guitar World, Alternative Press, and more. Following the release of the impressive musical anthology, the band performed at the renowned COACHELLA, toured with Manchester Orchestra, and hosted a special performance of The Color Spectrum from start to finish in Boston, MA. The entire one-night-only event was filmed and will be released in late 2012. The California-based outfit will next hit the road with Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green, followed by solo dates for Crescenzo with Right Away, Great Captain! – the solo project of Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull.
All upcoming tour dates for The Dear Hunter and Crescenzo can be seen below.
Casey Crescezno w/Right Away, Great Captain!