The Dear Hunter New Album
2012-06-19 by G.M.B. | 54 Comments

Alt rock outfit The Dear Hunter have made a rather large announcement.

The first announcement is that the group have partnered with their label, Equal Vision Records, to launch frontman Casey Crescenzo's very own imprint label, Cave and Canary Goods.

With this, the group also announced that they are set to enter the studio later this summer to record a follow up to the critically acclaimed The Color Spectrum. Much to many fans' dismay, this album will not be the much anticipated continuation of the groups multi-album storyline. Casey is still taking time away from the writing of Act IV, stating that he isn't quite ready to write it, and wants it to be perfect.

The only information about the upcoming release is that it is the first album void of a concept. Casey said that the album will be "written straight from the heart." Beyond that, little is known about the upcoming album, which will be slated for an early 2013 release.

The full announcement can be read at this link on their website:
http://thedearhunter.com/2012/06/the-dear-hunter-new-album-announcement/

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Scoot
June 20th 2012

17681 Comments


so we pretty much know nothing

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2012

49788 Comments


cool

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ILJ
June 20th 2012

6615 Comments


So excited about this.

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onereallysillygoose
June 20th 2012

53 Comments


Sweet!!!

Omaha
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2012

9987 Comments


It will be a cover of The Money Store.

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FictionalFlames
June 20th 2012

1516 Comments


didn't they just write 30-40ish songs last year?

for their own sake I hope it's not bland or bumpy when the writing sessions start.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 20th 2012

10585 Comments


I hope this is better than The Color Spectrum. It was a great album that had some amazing songs, but it was nowhere near Act II

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Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2012

49788 Comments


Hopefully it will be less than 90 songs this time so I can actually listen to it

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 20th 2012

10585 Comments


There were like 18 great songs and 10 bad ones. There was a large amount of good material but also a large amount of forgettable crap as well. It was a success but still, it lacked that Dear Hunter charm.

Rowan5215
June 20th 2012

24415 Comments


FUCKING YES

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Calc
June 20th 2012

11975 Comments


^that was literally what I was wanting to say soo...FUCKING HELL YES!!!!

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Acre
June 20th 2012

847 Comments


That post also says they performed The Color Spectrum live in its entirety, and the filmed show will be released later this year. To me, that's just as exciting if not moreso.

jackalope11
June 20th 2012

330 Comments


He's one of the nicest guys I've ever met. I actually mentioned this site when I talked to him. Apparently he likes Sputnik.

Calculate
June 20th 2012

1135 Comments


casey should write a musical

TehEric
June 20th 2012

29 Comments


The acts should be moved to broadway, it's way more deserving than American Idiot

Gyromania
June 20th 2012

15198 Comments


"I hope this is better than The Color Spectrum. It was a great album that had some amazing songs, but it was nowhere near Act II"

Thank you!

Piglet
June 20th 2012

4651 Comments


these guys are fucking machines

Decapod
June 20th 2012

1006 Comments


boring news boring band[2]

jmh886
June 20th 2012

788 Comments


overrated band. that being said, Ill still listen to this.

Waior
June 20th 2012

11425 Comments


awesome

Tim00w
June 20th 2012

41 Comments


i didnt know there were this many haters of the dear hunter around...
Shame it's not a concept album, but maybe now he can get the most out of it, musicalwise without the restrictions of a concept

MuhNamesTyler
June 20th 2012

3695 Comments


This will be awesome

Sauce
June 20th 2012

665 Comments


will be good. but agreed that this basically doesn't tell us anything other than that they're going to record more music.

ILJ
June 20th 2012

6615 Comments


"That post also says they performed The Color Spectrum live in its entirety, and the filmed show will be released later this year. To me, that's just as exciting if not moreso."


I forgot to mention that. There really isn't much info on it yet though, just that it exists and will be released in the near future. I'll definitely be getting that for sure, and hopefully finally ordering some TDH merch with it.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 20th 2012

10585 Comments


act IV or gtfo

ILJ
June 20th 2012

6615 Comments


If Casey is taking this much time away from it, I'm sure Act IV will be nothing short of astounding, but I'm okay with this too, so long as it's TDH quality of course.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
June 20th 2012

10585 Comments


Act 2 is like a 4.75 for me, Act 3 a solid 4, and the Color Spectrum a 3.5


I don't like the pattern

ILJ
June 20th 2012

6615 Comments


What did you think about Act I?

johnnydeking29
June 20th 2012

8980 Comments


Needs moar Act IV, but will rule
Act I was a 3.75-4 for me, cool album

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itchy
June 20th 2012

244 Comments


I had a similar early reaction to The Color Spectrum vs. the Acts... but with patience and by not pretending like it is a
2.5-hour record, I've learned that every song on the spectrum is, at varying levels, incredible.

It's a shame many don't try to approach the color spectrum piece by piece as 9 Eps rather than an insurmountably
long album... and instead say it's too long, boring and hit-or-miss. I felt the same way until i dissected it one or two Eps
during a listening session.

Now I have to listen to the whole thing all the way through every time because the whole fucking thing is masterful. I
dare say I even like it better than the Acts, except maybe Act II. Absolutely beautiful music. This new record will be no
different.

TooLateToGoBack
June 20th 2012

1751 Comments


fuck yes.

Color Spectrum is arguably the best album of '11.

ILJ
June 20th 2012

6615 Comments


"Color Spectrum is arguably the best album of '11."

There's no argument there. It is the best album of 2011. At least in my opinion.

Trist66
June 20th 2012

148 Comments


Are they going to do more colors or what?

Impervious
June 20th 2012

324 Comments


Act II, then Act III, then Act I. I haven't had the chance to listen to the Color Spectrum let alone the FULL Color Spectrum. Disappointed that they aren't working on Act IV however maybe that means it will be the best of all works done so far. One can only hope. I'm curious what he will do though not having a concept album.

Tim00w
June 20th 2012

41 Comments


"Are they going to do more colors or what?"

Just read...no concept

Intheayer
June 20th 2012

79 Comments


its a little nerving to see how they'll follow up the color spectrum, consirdering it didnt have a specific sound to it

SowingSeason
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2012

15332 Comments


YES

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Oceanus
June 20th 2012

877 Comments


Want.

MeatSalad
June 20th 2012

14190 Comments


SOMEONE'S GOT

BLOOD ON THEIR HANDS

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Wiehan Bester
June 20th 2012

5 Comments


So keen! This band is not overrated at all, they are a group of REAL, talented musicians who have blessed us with their music. Color Spectrum as a whole, is better than any of their ACT albums in my opinion, although ACT II is really close behind. The Color Spectrum really demonstrated how talented, and diverse these guys are. I'm really excited to see which direction they take with the new album, knowing that they're capable of writing music in a variety of different styles and genres as demonstrated by the Spectrum. Casey's voice is hawt.

MickeyPHager
June 20th 2012

36 Comments


If you don't like The Dear Hunter you might have a retarded.
I AM SO EXCITED FOR THIS

Trebor.
Contributing Reviewer
June 20th 2012

49788 Comments


lol

rokknroll4
June 21st 2012

161 Comments


I read somewhere (fansite or something) about a year ago that Casey said he wanted to do an album that was like 10-12 songs, no concept, just whatever he's feeling. I imagine that's what this is going to be and I think it will be good.

lyzakthellama
June 21st 2012

1689 Comments


the color spectrum was awesome to listen to as 9 EP's as it was intended to, not as one whole album. Im excited to hear how this turns out, I doubt it will be a let down.

AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
June 21st 2012

1981 Comments


Don't care about the lack of info. I care that this will be awesome.

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Aspenshadow
June 21st 2012

306 Comments


boring news boring band

Die.

ILJ
June 21st 2012

6615 Comments


"If you don't like The Dear Hunter you might have a retarded."

Ya blew it.

Phideaux
June 21st 2012

1653 Comments


Awesome news. Love this band.

MickeyPHager
June 21st 2012

36 Comments


"If you don't like The Dear Hunter you might have a retarded."
Fuck, I messed that up big time.
I was going to say a mental disability but didn't adjust accordingly when I decided to change what I was saying. I FUCKING SUCK

Feels
June 21st 2012

266 Comments


do want.

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painthethane
June 22nd 2012

76 Comments


Haters gonna hate no matter what. The Color Spectrum was an accomplishment, it gave the band a wide
range to experiment, and there are many songs were on par with anything they have written in the acts.
The best part about them being that they are less Rock-Opera. Act III was great but almost went too
far IMHO.

Motiv3
August 5th 2012

8920 Comments


this band is epic. Wish it was act IV but a new album is welcomed nonetheless.

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Impervious
August 8th 2012

324 Comments


agreed^

iambandersnatch
August 8th 2012

1465 Comments


a dear hunter album that isnt concept? vat



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