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#21 apeiro

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Posted 17 April 2009 - 10:17 AM

A good update. Thanks man.
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#22 Animalitia

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 01:07 PM

taken from http://www.absolutep...d.php?t=1015082

April 23, 2009
THE LATEST CHAPTER IN THEIR EPIC ROCK OPERA; ´ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH´ DUE OUT JUNE 23 ON TRIPLE CROWN RECORDS; TOUR WITH MEWITHOUTYOU STARTS JUNE 8.

THE DEAR HUNTER will be releasing the third chapter of their rock opera on June 23 via Triple Crown Records. ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH chronicles the latest endeavors of "the boy," now a man, looking (and finding) love, loss and reinvention.

To celebrate the album´s release, THE DEAR HUNTER will hit the road as direct support for Mewithoutyou starting June 8 in Richmond, VA and concluding July 11 in Boston, MA.

ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH was produced by singer/pianist/guitarist/lyricist/multi-instrumentalist Casey Crescenzo and guitarist Andy Wildrick. It was recorded at the band's studio in Providence, Rhode Island, and features a number of guest musicians playing everything from strings and horns to harps and woodwinds. The music for this epic project is once again a joint venture between all the band members—Casey Crescenzo, Andy Wildrick, Erick Serna (guitars), Nick Crescenzo (drums) and Nate Patterson (bass).

One of THE DEAR HUNTER´s biggest fans, Anthony Green of Circa Survive, is one of the first people to hear the finished version of ACT III and is eager to share his thoughts about it with fellow musicians and fans alike:

"When I first heard ACT III (which was only very recently, so it´s still new to me), I had the feeling of being proud of my friend, being proud to hear him outdoing himself once again. It came to me in a time when I was in a ring of self-doubt, and it was incredibly inspiring. One moment you´re drunk at a dangerous gypsy wedding (´Saved´), the next you´re hearing some Freddie Mercury and Janis Joplin lovechild, making you rock and bob your head incessantly, singing ´ohh on the other side´ or ´we have to learn to live a lie or we´re waiting here to die´--so breathtaking--you might be saying, ´oh well he´s just that dude´s buddy and would like anything he did,´ but to that I say, ´f**k you.´ He's threatened to kill me on more than one occasion and if this s**t wasn't important I wouldn't listen to it or feel such an urgent need to pass it along and share. The album makes me want to be a better musician, it also makes me grateful to live in this amazing time in musical history where an artist like Casey should be nurtured like a baby seal that could save all our lives one day with its flippers or nosey."

"Every band wants to say that they are evolving," says Casey Crescenzo about ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH, "and that with each new record they are tapping into a new era for the band--usually spouting off a phrase akin to ´This record is so much more melodic--the heavy parts are heavier, and the soft parts are more serene.´ A record speaks for itself and the only job of the artist is to create and not promote. Having said that, we make no attempts to declare the magnitude of the record from the point of view of the audience. The only thing we can proclaim is how rewarding the creation of the record has been and just how profound the effect of that creativity has been on our lives. As we approach the point of detachment, we hope that this work can translate to the listener."

He continues, "The themes for the record fall slightly darker than previous work. Set in a WWI era, ACT III sets its own course with no direct historical ties, only a loyalty to the emotions of the human spirit, documenting the metamorphoses of a fictional central character as he makes the transition from innocence to impurity. With a great deal of care given to marrying all aspects of an album, ACT III follows these themes within the context of lyrics, music, and tonality."



ACT III is the follow-up to 2007´s ACT II: THE MEANING OF, & ALL THINGS REGARDING MS. LEADING, which was described by Alternative Press as an album that "...goes from haunting and otherworldly (´The Oracles On The Delphi Express´) to utterly fantastic—´The Bitter Suite 1 And 2: Meeting Ms. Leading´ is a chamber indie-pop masterpiece, complete with an instantly memorable piano line and a chorus as big as the song title."

Outburn magazine took it a step further: "ACT I: THE LAKE SOUTH, THE RIVER NORTH was a precursor to what Casey Crescenzo could create via his vice, The Dear Hunter. A genre shattering concept album, ACT I set the precedence of what was to come with his follow-up ACT II: THE MEANING OF, AND ALL THINGS REGARDING MS. LEADING. While ACT I contained chapel-like verses, hard rock guitars, and non-vocal selections, ACT II pushes those parameters on a gargantuan scale with a score apt on a Broadway level…Dare not call ACT II a concept album, but rather, abstract musical poetry. 9 out of 10"

"Leaving pride out of the equation," declares Casey, "we strongly suggest you set aside an hour of your day, remove yourself from the woes of reality and enjoy ACT III: LIFE AND DEATH."

Check out THE DEAR HUNTER at any of the following stops:

Sat 5/9 - Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville Theater

With Mewithoutyou:

Mon 6/8 - Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club Downstairs
Tue 6/9 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Wed 6/10 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
Thu 6/11 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
Fri 6/12 - Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
Sat 6/13 - Metrairie, LA @ The High Ground
Sun 6/14 - Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
Mon 6/15 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
Tue 6/16 - Austin, TX @ Emo´s Alternative Lounge
Thu 6/18 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
Fri 6/19 - Tempe, AZ @ Clubhouse
Sat 6/20 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
Sun 6/21 - Pomona, CA @ Glass House
Mon 6/22 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ Downtown Brew
Tue 6/23 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim´s
Thu 6/25 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
Fri 6/26 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Sat 6/27 - Boise, ID @ The Venue
Sun 6/28 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theatre
Mon 6/29 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Wed 7/1 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada
Thu 7/2 - St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Sat 7/4 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Sun 7/5 - Chicago, IL @ Metro
Mon 7/6 - Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
Tue 7/7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small´s Theatre
Thu 7/9 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Fri 7/10 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Sat 7/11 - Boston, MA @ Middle East

www.myspace.com/thedearhunter

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annnnd the track list.

1. Writing on a Wall
2. In Cauda Venenum
3. What it Means to be Alone
4. The Tank
5. The Poison Woman
6. The Thief
7. Mustard Gas
8. Saved
9. He Said He Had A Story
10. This Beautiful Life
11. Go Get Your Gun
12. Son
13. Father
14. Life and Death


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#23 Meccaroy

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 01:19 PM

oh fuck leak pls.
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#24 apeiro

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 01:39 PM

oh fuck leak pls.


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#25 Ender

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 01:39 PM

this band is so fucking good.
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#26 Animalitia

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 01:39 PM

Ill also add the other lyrics here... I am rattling this off of the top of my head, so some words could be wrong...

There was a silver circle sign, and she was standing at the door
we pressed our way right through the crowd, or pace was quickened to her floor,
there was a single feigning light, and there was silk all on the walls,
she had a lot of love to give, I was prepared to take it all

"And what did she do next?"

She had disrobed, and she was waiting on the floor.
She asked me what it was I want, I thought that I wanted it all.

"What did you say?"

I said "Stand up and move your body to the bed."
She quickly stood, and slowly turned, and
heres exactly what she said.

"Please be soft and sweet to me, this life has not been good
you see its hard with such a history buried in mystery."

"And what did you do next?"

I broke a smile reminding that I paid her well.
Her lips returned, and then I felt her hands unbuckling my belt.

"So was it good?"

It felt like heaven, but I'm sure she was in hell-
I made it clear I'd get my money's worth out of the goods she sells.

Break and bind yourself to me, deliver what you've sold
you see that I will only take from you, and use it up.
Ill use you up "What was your name".

What was your name?

__________________

Keep in mind, these lyrics ARE NOT about the boy and Ms. Leading.


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#27 Animalitia

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Posted 25 April 2009 - 01:44 PM

Oh, you were born with the sun
And oh, you will die with the moon
Everything you thought you had you lost
But now you'd never lose what you don't have

Prayers from above, never answered quite enough
Now the only one you have is you

With this cruel and bitter heart
You were cold and in love, left here naked in the sun
Run scared from this cruel and bitter world
This has only begun, now the bombs are bursting off

Smoke arose on azimuth glares
bodies brewed and frigid winter air
Where families' sons are robbed beneath their feet, and hearts conceit
"Ab Ovo," the angel sings "Ad astra" our eyes to the sea,
We thought that we had a cause for suffering
and reason enough to die alone



but you With this cruel and bitter heart
You were cold and in love, left here naked in the sun
Run scared from this cruel and bitter world
This has only begun, now the bombs are bursting off

Prayers from above, never answered quite enough
Now the only one you have is


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#28 Meccaroy

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 07:47 AM

Whats the first lyrics from?

another song?

if you have can you please link a brother up?

also do you know if someone has ripped the other song off the myspace?
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#29 Animalitia

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 08:50 AM

Whats the first lyrics from?

another song?

if you have can you please link a brother up?

also do you know if someone has ripped the other song off the myspace?

The Lake and the River are guessing that those lyrics are from track 9, "He Said He Had a Story," but Casey hasn't really said yet.

The second lyrics are pretty much confirmed as being track 3, "What it Means to be Alone."

Unfortunately, unlike the c0ma, LatR doesn't post the band's media, so I don't know where I would even find DH rips.
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#30 robbie

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:05 AM

i kind of get the impression casey is kind of an asshole
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#31 Animalitia

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 09:30 AM

i kind of get the impression casey is kind of an asshole

Idk, a lot of people say he's a nice guy, but I heard he made a heckler cry at a show a while ago by saying something along the lines of

Why don't you just go back to your dorm room, eat mac and cheese and masturbate for the next 30 years.


Which when you think about it is pretty funny, either way.
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#32 moac

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Posted 26 April 2009 - 10:17 AM

i blazed with Nate Patterson once! one of my buddies is good friends with all of the ex-TREOS dudes and Casey. apparently there was a shit ton of bad blood for a while with Casey, glad it's all cleared up.
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#33 Animalitia

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 12:36 AM

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#34 robbie

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Posted 30 April 2009 - 01:34 AM

kind of boring
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#35 Lazer

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:37 AM

ehh

Deerhunter is better


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Posted 01 May 2009 - 09:38 AM

ehh

Deerhunter is better


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#37 Ender

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:00 AM

ehh

Deerhunter is better


HA!

also the album cover is cool.

this band just has such a unique sound.
some of their songs are not the best.
act 1 is gold front to back
act 2 drags a bit but man it has some incredible songs.
casey is a badass songwriter singer and guitarist. fuck.
and producer.

basically he is everything omar isnt.
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#38 Lazer

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 10:43 AM

ehh

Deerhunter is (still) better


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#39 tizzy

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:51 AM

the demo was the best thing he ever put out everything else is meh/terrible
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#40 Nattefrost

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Posted 01 May 2009 - 11:53 AM

deerhunter is better, and that's not saying much
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