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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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  • 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
  • ajablagargala

    more River Empires when?

    22 Oct 2014 Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    2 Sep 2014 Reply
  • eselv73

    are the comics actually a thing? that'd be sweet

    28 Aug 2014 Reply
  • UrsoJr

    THERMA (indigo) show

    17 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Happy-Knight

    Indigo is the best bits they got imo

    25 Jul 2014 Reply
  • fuzzyburrito

    pink eye pink lips

    19 Jul 2014 Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    I want to kiss his pink eye

    17 Jul 2014 Reply
  • fuzzyburrito

    i saw them tonight at culture room. i love dear hunter and i love casey i think he is a sweet dude and they are all great performers. someone threw something at him from the crowd and he addressed them in a hilarious way. he was also wearing an eyepatch. i think casey has pink eye so be careful, lol

    13 Jul 2014 Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    Can't wait for The Dear Hunter comics!

    1 Jul 2014 Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    But that's wrong. Casey's allowed to branch out of the Acts, he's gained new fans in doing so. If he's bummed out on doing them let the man do other stuff.

    12 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Motiv3ter

    It's a shame we may never get Act IV let alone the completion of the Act's story. All of those three albums are fantastic. Especially Act II which is unbelievable.

    1 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Cellenique

    Just amazing. They're totally underrated.

    1 May 2014 Reply
  • UMeInThePit

    I hope there's a tour announced soon.

    15 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Sebtab19901

    Underrated band.

    14 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Vientosdelocura

    Don't remember how I knew about this band, but I'm fully thankful for that.

    23 Mar 2014 Reply
  • eselv73

    i need a release date on the symphony...neeeeed it

    6 Mar 2014 Reply
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    27 Jan 2014 Reply
  • TheShadowstorm

    Solid band.

    25 Jan 2014 Reply
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