I think enough time has passed while trying to do this thing in secret that it’s probably okay to admit to its creatively induced coma. There’s a space in the box set for a record Id really love to make, but it’s possible that I won’t get that opportunity—and I’d rather close the book than finish something the wrong way. All things considered, you may have the only piece of art that will be released from Act VI... I dunno. Kinda cool? Maybe. Like I said, I dunno.
THE DEAR HUNTER PRESENTS THE ACTS (www.thedearhunter.com) It’s difficult to pick which detail I should divulge first, but I will begin by announcing “The Acts”, a comprehensive collection of my band, The Dear Hunter’s record series of the same name. I’ve wanted to compile these records into a single collection since the release of Act V, but there was one missing link, which leads to the next part of the puzzle. At the time of recording Acts IV and V, I had the privilege to work with Conductor David Möeshler and his Awesöme Orchestra. Prior to our initial recording, I was introduced to the work of the composer Brian Adam McCune, who also works with David as an orchestrator and arranger for the various collaborations and musical experiments of AÖ. Brian and I developed an immediate musical kinship, and in discussing the forthcoming recordings, I told him the hope I had of focusing the orchestration/arrangement on a dual purpose—both as a featured element of our albums, and as an isolated listening experience. This meant writing and arrangement elements that would not be used at the time of Act IV/V’s release—the result of which is “The Fox & the Hunt”. At roughly 57 minutes long, “The Fox & the Hunt” holds a strong tether to its parent pieces, but is meant to be experienced on its own, and we are so excited to share it with you as part of this comprehensive collection. While “The Fox & the Hunt” is meant to serve a dual purpose, it was vital that we made this collection feel cohesive- and I am so excited to say we have enlisted the incredible artistry of Nicky Barkla, who painted the covers of Acts IV and V. While the visual side of this musical story has always been a top priority, Nicky’s work represents a different level of inspired creation that was vital to incorporate in the albums which predates her involvement, and so, she has created 3 new covers for Acts I-III, building upon the inspired intrigue and beauty she brought to Acts IV and V. With that, the collection finally feels complete, and of a singular identity. I look back on these 5 albums in disbelief of the journey I have taken- and it has been due, in no small part, to the loving ear you have all lent to this music, and the endless support and belief you have shown me, and my band. Thank you all. I hope you enjoy.
Head over to (www.caveandcanarygoods.com) to preorder Act II: Issue #001! After initially planning on translating Acts I-V as one shorter graphic novel per record, I realized, after digging into Act II, that there was more to explore, and explain than could be represented in five short books. Instead, I've decided to release these stories in issue format. Act II's story will be told over four issues, starting here with "#1". Hunter's final moments as an isolated and dependent youth, flinging himself into a world he never could have been ready for. After Act II, each Act's issue count will be left up to the story itself, rather than bottle-necking it for the sake of cross-media continuity. This also means that starting with #1, I'll be able to release these books on a much more consistent schedule, whether or not a publisher becomes interested in the story. So instead of years between books, it will hopefully only be contingent on the time it takes to print. The most important thing to me, though, is not having something that exists only as a companion piece for the albums, but to have a proper representation of the story in whatever form I'm trying to tell it in. I'm surprisingly (to myself) intrigued by the results of diving in deeper to the why of things, and thoroughly excited to share the findings with you all. I hope you enjoy it.
Where will we be seeing you this week? 3.20 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall 3.21 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Ballroom 3.23 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham Theater 3.24 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution 3.26 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade 3.27 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom Grab your tickets at www.thedearhunter.com
Where will we be seeing you on our upcoming tour?! Tickets on sale now at www.thedearhunter.com ************************************ 3.2 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues 3.3 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave 3.5 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre 3.6 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex 3.8 - Seattle, WA - Showbox 3.9 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom 3.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom 3.11 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues 3.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater 3.15 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues 3.16 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee 3.17 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater 3.19 - Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live 3.20 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall 3.21 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Ballroom 3.23 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham Theater 3.24 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution 3.26 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade 3.27 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom 3.28 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel 3.30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls 3.31 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory 4.2 - Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall 4.3 - Boston, MA - Royale 4.4 - New York City, NY - Playstation Theater 4.5 - Silver Spring, MD - Fillmore Silver Spring 4.6 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre 4.7 - Mount Clemens, MI - Emerald Theatre
We are excited to announce that we will be heading out on the road with Between The Buried And Me and Leprous this spring! Pre-sale tickets go on sale now and general tickets go on sale Friday at 10 AM (local time). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pre-sale: http://www.showstubs.com/btbam Includes a split 7", 2 albums, a signed poster, and early entry! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who's coming out? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3.2 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues 3.3 - Minneapolis, MN - First Ave 3.5 - Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre 3.6 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Complex 3.8 - Seattle, WA - Showbox 3.9 - Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom 3.10 - San Francisco, CA - The Regency Ballroom 3.11 - Anaheim, CA - House of Blues 3.13 - Los Angeles, CA - Belasco Theater 3.15 - Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues 3.16 - Phoenix, AZ - Marquee 3.17 - Albuquerque, NM - Sunshine Theater 3.19 - Austin, TX - Come and Take It Live 3.20 - Dallas, TX - Canton Hall 3.21 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Ballroom 3.23 - Orlando, FL - The Beacham Theater 3.24 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution 3.27 - Nashville, TN - Cannery Ballroom 3.28 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel 3.30 - Pittsburgh, PA - Mr. Smalls 3.31 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory 4.2 - Albany, NY - Upstate Concert Hall 4.3 - Boston, MA - Royale 4.4 - New York City, NY - Playstation Theater 4.5 - Silver Spring, MD - Fillmore Silver Spring 4.6 - Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre 4.7 - Mount Clemens, MI - Emerald Theatre
Thank you to everyone who came out and made this tour so special. We had an absolutely amazing time with you, and were humbled and grateful to share the stage with @thefamilycrest and @vavaenvivo — we will be releasing remaining show recaps every day for those of you wishing to dip back into your not too distant memories. Thank you again.
Experience #BlameParadise now, in stunning 2D, everywhere on the cyber web! https://youtu.be/g0lLxOvOpco
Our very first self-released project 'All Is As All Should Be' is available worldwide today! You can download the record on Itunes or Bandcamp now (www.thedearhunter.com/outnow). This is hopefully the first of many Cave and Canary releases for our band. It has been a growing process for us and there has been a lot that we have learned along the way. The one thing that stands out the most is the level of support that you all have given us. This is not solely our record or our label. We know that Cave and Canary and The Dear Hunter are made up of all of you. Thank you for everything you have done, and continue to do, for us. Thank you for this EP. - The Dear Hunter
Track #005 - Witness Me (Behind The Scenes) ••••••⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tickets: www.thedearhunter.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pre-order the album: www.caveandcanarygoods.com ••••••⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ FALL TOUR⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 11/ 28 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge 11/29 Seattle, WA The Crocodile 12/1 Berkeley, CA The UC Theatre 12/2 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues 12/3 Phoenix, AZ Crescent Ballroom 12/5 SLC, UT The Complex 12/6 Denver, CO Bluebird Theatre 12/8 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge 12/9 Akron, OH Musica 12/10 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage 12/12 Boston, MA Royale 12/13 Brooklyn, NY Warsaw 12/14 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer
“Blame Paradise”, inspired by a prompt from Chris Lund, is about information overload- the increasingly difficult task of weeding out the nonsense and mistruths we are bombarded with in our every day. We knew if we were to do a video, it would have to take a similar approach to the way it made the viewer feel, and thus, what started as a simple text exchange between Erez and I, attempting to make each other laugh at the increasing ridiculousness of the idea, has turned into this music video. We first collaborated on the video for “Gloria”. Erez reached out to me with the goal of representing the world within Acts I-V, and after speaking only a handful of times, we found a creative kinship, and have since begun to develop a seemingly endless list of future projects. With “Blame Paradise”, we are releasing our first venture as co-writers/directors, having developed the project in full, together, from start to finish. As ridiculous as this video may seem, it is truly a labor of love (I stress labor, with us both having amassed hundreds of hours of work in post alone), and it would mean everything to us both if you would share this video with anyone looking to enjoy an entertaining 6 minutes of Tomato and meringue fueled high school space odyssey. Thank you so much for viewing, and have a pleasant today. Casey