The Dear Hunter Start Production On "Color Spectrum" EPs

posted July 21, 2010

The Dear Hunter Start Production On "Color Spectrum" EPs

While The Dear Hunter - Casey Crescenzo (singer/pianist/guitarist/lyricist/producer), brother Nick Crescenzo (drums), Erick Serna (guitars) and Josh Rheault (keyboards/guitars) - begin to plot out ideas for their next album, "Act IV" (the follow-up to 2009's critically acclaimed "Act III: Life And Death"), fans won't have to wait too long for new music. A collection of 9 EPs entitled "Color Spectrum" will be released early next year. The exact release date will be announced in the coming months.

Since the band's headlining tour concluded in April, they started putting together the early workings of songs inspired by the colors of the spectrum, specifically "Red," "Orange," "Yellow," "Green," "Blue," "Indigo," and "Violet," with "White" and "Black" being included as bookends.

"A few years ago I was thinking of what we would do when we were finished with the 'Act' records," explains Casey Crescenzo. "The thought just kind of happened, and the idea for the project quickly developed. For the longest time, the idea was just to keep it a project that the band would complete on time off. After the initial shock of being an independent band again, we found comfort in the idea that we were now free to tackle any project we saw fit. Knowing that no label would back a project like this, we saw no better time than the present to approach this lingering idea."

He continues: "At its heart, this project is about our growth as songwriters and musicians, and the idea has always been to challenge ourselves. We have never limited ourselves to a single genre, and this idea gave us a perfect opportunity to explore all of our influences and express ourselves with no restrictions. With the "Color Spectrum" EPs, we hope to faithfully represent our interpretations of the color spectrum on a sonic and emotional level."

In touring news, the band will head out with Circa Survive starting July 23 for a handful of shows before joining up with Coheed & Cambria from August 12 - 31. Since the songs of "Color Spectrum" aren't quite ready for their fans' ears just yet, The Dear Hunter will continue to perform classics from "Act III: Life And Death," "Act II: The Meaning Of, & All Things Regarding Ms. Leading," and "Act I: The Lake South, The River North."

Check them out at any of the following stops:
With Circa Survive:

  • Fri 7/23 Tucson, AZ The Rock
  • Sat 7/24 Mesa, AZ The Nile
  • Tue 7/27 Santa Cruz, CA Rio Theatre
  • Wed 7/28 San Jose, CA The Bank Club
  • Thu 7/29 San Luis Obispo, CA Downtown Brewing Company
  • Fri 7/30 Bakersfield, CA Jerry's Pizza and Pub
  • Sat 7/31 St. George, UT Electric Theatre
  • Sun 8/1 San Bernardino, CA Stingers

With Coheed & Cambria:

  • Thu 8/12 Hollywood, CA Hollywood Palladium
  • Fri 8/13 Las Vegas, NV The Joint
  • Sat 8/14 San Diego, CA 4th And B
  • Mon 8/16 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theatre
  • Tue 8/17 El Paso, TX Club 101
  • Wed 8/18 San Antonio, TX Sunset Station
  • Fri 8/20 Memphis, TN Minglewood Hall
  • Sat 8/21 Asheville, NC Thomas Wolfe Auditorium
  • Sun 8/22 Nashville, TN War Memorial Auditorium
  • Mon 8/23 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
  • Wed 8/25 Grand Rapids, MI Orbit Room
  • Thu 8/26 Cleveland, OH Nautica Pavilion
  • Fri 8/27 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion Outdoor Amphitheatre
  • Sat 8/28 Pittsburgh, PA Ches Arena
  • Mon 8/30 Richmond, VA National
  • Tue 8/31 Norfolk, VA Norva Theatre