The Dear Hunter is the opus of Casey Cresenzo, former vocalist, guitarist, and creative force behind Boston electro-posthardcore outfit, The Receiving End of Sirens. Cresenzo impressed many with his work in TREOS; their combination of traditional instruments with carefully synchronized electronic segments and anthemic hooks brought the band much acclaim from critics as well as establishing a dedicated fan base. But now all that is past and frankly, without Cresenzo, the band will never be the same. Fortunately he has decided to keep pursuing his musical endeavors through the Dear Hunter. Act I: The Lake South, the River North is the most well-orchestrated music I've heard in a long time. Each song, save for the short ones, is comprised of so many different segments. Within each song Cresenzo brings an amalgam of instruments together, including traditional, electronic, and orchestral (at times it seems like an entire symphony is backing him up).
If the post-voltaish formula described above seems a bit familiar...*cough* TSOAF *cough*...well, you're not alone in thinking that. But it's a really fun listen nonetheless. The The Lake South, the River North EP is supposed to be released next week. But rough demos of the upcoming full-length Ms. Leading have already leaked as well. So check it out...
http://www.purevolum...m/thedearhunter (stream the entire EP)