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Providence RI, United States (2005 – present)

The Dear Hunter, Providence, RI, is the full-time project of Casey Crescenzo, formerly of band The Receiving End of Sirens. The band got its name from the lead character of the story that he wrote to go along with the music. The sound is unlike that of Casey’s former band, with musical roots deep-set in the genre and utilizing a wider variety of instrumentation.

The band began as a side project of Casey Crescenzo when he was full time member of the Boston, Massachusetts band The Receiving End of Sirens. It was originally intended as a vehicle for music Casey had written that didn’t fit with the heavier sound of The Receiving End of Sirens. In the winter of 2005 Casey recorded the Dear Ms. Leading demos. He created 10 copies of the demos on burned CDs intended for the ears of friends, and they began circulation. At the time he did not plan to pursue The Dear Hunter full time and allowed the demos to be placed online for download. On February 2, 2006, The Dear Hunter played its first show with The Receiving End of Sirens as the backing band.

In May 2006, Casey left The Receiving End of Sirens and began work on The Dear Hunter’s first studio album. He expanded the scope of the project to a six-album story set at the dawn of the 20th century about the birth, life, and abrupt death of a boy, known only in the story as “The Dear Hunter.” In a 2007 interview with music website Absolutepunk.


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  • Wilhelm_Ryan

    @Infernatic - The new album was definitely different, which is good! Change is good. I loved the first half of the album... everything from Bring You Down to Girl... everything after Girl I couldn't get into too much, but still not bad. Just not something I could really get into.

    15 May 3:46am Reply
  • TonyBRA

    I'm so glad I found them. They are gold. [3]

    9 May 2:41pm Reply
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  • Infernatic

    Did anyone actually dig the newest album that much? Gave it a few listens and I can't get into it. Excited for more Act stuff though, Act III is a beautiful record.

    4 May 4:54pm Reply
  • blazingshambles

    Best The Mars Volta tribute band so far.

    24 Apr 4:50pm Reply


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  • UMeInThePit

    Boston concerts sold out. Worst band ever, hope Casey doesn't want keep pursuing a music career after Act IV. Fuck.

    3 Apr 4:16am Reply
  • MultiverseMann

    Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise

    1 Apr 4:25am Reply
  • whatevere5656

    I'm so glad I found them. They are gold. [2]

    27 Mar 3:48am Reply
  • Scython

    I'm excited for Act IV. Hopefully he keeps that bombastic style and atmosphere going on.

    17 Mar 7:43pm Reply
  • eselv73

    Act IV announced!! hyped for this. casey has grown a lot as a musician since act 3

    6 Mar 2:44am Reply
  • bruno_avilar

    marry me

    5 Mar 11:26pm Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    Fuck yes, another 2 night concert in Boston. Last one was fucking amazing, can't wait. Act 2 and 3 in it's entirety

    5 Mar 8:11am Reply
  • ajablagargala

    get hyped for IV

    4 Mar 10:33pm Reply
  • mrwhite5

    Act IV is a reality.

    3 Mar 5:43pm Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    I don't think he will, I think it's just going to be a telling of acts 1-3 with a possibility of more backstory.

    24 Feb 6:12pm Reply
  • ClassyMusicSnob

    If he finishes the acts in a comic, I'm going to be so pissed. Sure, comics are cool, but these should be coming after all 6 acts are done. Cool idea, wrong time.

    23 Feb 12:20pm Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    Has anyone here gone to the Rhode Island concerts? Just wondering if The Dear Hunter is actually from Rhode Island since every time casey comes to Boston he always says TDH originated from here.

    21 Feb 1:54pm Reply
  • deratyne

    I'm so glad I found them. They are gold.

    4 Feb 2:40pm Reply
  • eselv73

    UMeInThePit, thanks for the link. This is going to be amazing. Also, if he plans on finishing the story in the comics, hopefully that also means there are plans to release more Acts music. I love the post acts stuff, but more acts would be exciting

    3 Dec 2014 Reply
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