The brainchild of multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter Casey Crescenzo, the Dear Hunter is a progressive rock band with one of the most loyal fan-bases around today. With five studio albums under their belt since forming in 2005, the group just released The Dear Hunter Live. The 10-track collection was recorded while the band was touring with accompaniment from a live string quartet and offers a truly spectacular sonic experience that showcases Crescenzo & Co.'s brilliant performance capabilities. The album is currently available digitally; you can also pre-order the physical edition.
Fuse is thrilled to bring the exclusive video premiere of "Bring You Down," the opening track from the new live album. Check it out up top.
Casey Crescenzo gave Fuse some background on the performance:
"Opening each performance with this quartet piece feeding into 'Bring You Down' really set the tone of the night for us by giving a spotlight to the quartet- a group of incredible musicians, and wonderful people. It also was a bit tongue in cheek, as the song is about warning someone who you've become enamored with about yourself—as if we were warning the crowd 'don't let me bring you down.'"
Our bass player (Nick Sollecito), as well as my brother (Nick Crescenzo—our drummer) had been capturing different angles of different performances each night, which to my knowledge was for no purpose beyond personal archiving—to remember this incredibly special tour.
It wasn't until some time later that our friend Brittany Joyner surprised us with a stellar edit of that footage to our opening song and we just had to share it with everyone.”
In addition to the live album, the Dear Hunter just announced that they'll be releasing their next studio album, Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise, later this year. On May 5, the band will launch a full U.S. tour with support from Equal Vision Records’ labelmates Northern Faces. All upcoming tour dates can be found here.