Casey posted on twitter about the new album and a few others things.
here's the fans forum link
Q: "I really liked what you do with the Indigo EP.... I hope to see more of that in the future"
Casey: "id love to do a record of music like that- but it might not be called 'the dear hunter'"
Q: "you mentioned a little while back that you might add other color ep's to TCS, is that still a possibility?"
Casey: "no-i think that collection is done for good... maybe another collection of a different subject matter someday"
Casey: "I would really love to do a planet series"
Thanks to those over there for posting this, including a friend of mine, ZeppelinDT, as I can't seem to actually now find enough of Casey's twitter history feed to link these.
It's good to find out progess is being made already, although I'm hardly surprised given the man has like a zillion ideas for songs I imagine.
Also The Color Spectrum live DVD details aren't too far away it sounds like.
Not that this is huge in terms of details (of the album), and it was well documented in recent interviews, they/he (Casey) would be working on their next record this year. When it'll get released? the addictive/obsessive fan in me wants to say late Fall, but realistically sometime next Spring.
Having their own label, "Cave & Canary Goods" should be nice, as the previous Triple Crown Records situation, while wasn't horrible, didn't exactly fit always perfectly. In other words, many of the other bands on Triple Crown style-wise didn't really mesh incredibly well them. Or, there aren't a ton of arty, ambitious progressive bands on there you could say.
This new imprint label, I'm unclear about. But given at least it is in-effect, their own record label, that does give them more control on who they may get promoted with I would imagine.
Labels, schmabels, as long as Casey is still making music of some kind (which he likely always will), it doesn't really matter a ton as their goal isn't to become Coldplay or even as big as The Mars Volta. if it happened, it would be sort of a fluke. But still any wider spread success and exposure still should be nice. Perhaps Kimbra's success and relationship with Casey and TDH, may end up leading to some?
The Dear Hunter – New Album Announcement
THE DEAR HUNTER PARTNERS WITH EQUAL VISION RECORDS
LAUNCHES CAVE & CANARY GOODS IMPRINT LABEL
ANNOUNCES PLANS TO ENTER STUDIO IN LATE SUMMER/EARLY FALL 2012
JUNE 19 - The Dear Hunter and Equal Vision Records announces a new partnership, with the launch of frontman Casey Crescenzo’s very own imprint label: Cave & Canary Goods.
Crescenzo, the multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriting mastermind behind The Dear Hunter, elaborates on working with the Upstate NY-based independent label stating, “I am very excited to be to be partnering with EVR and starting Cave & Canary Goods, to release the next record. I can’t say enough good things about the amazing people behind the label. The belief they have put in my music, and my first business venture, is inspiring. I know that together we are going to make some really wonderful things happen in the world of The Dear Hunter.”
Later this Summer, The Dear Hunter will enter the studio with producer Mike Watts. The forthcoming album will be released on Cave & Canary Goods/Equal Vision Records in early 2013.
“I’m incredibly excited to get back in to the studio for the next record. I am even more excited to be creating the record with the help of Mike Watts, who I trust and admire so much. I don’t know what the listening public will think, and the last thing I want to do is make any declarations in an attempt to influence the listener. What I can say, is that I haven’t been more happy, or felt more creative in years, and I am truly anxious to push myself, and my music, to places I still haven’t ventured, and to create the best possible album I can,” explains Crescenzo of the band’s next release.
“After spending a good amount of time debating on whether to continue the Act records at this point, or take another step to the side – the most natural path seemed to be to leave all preconceptions to the side, and to write a record straight from the heart, without any filter of concept or plot.”
Crescenzo is fresh off of the release of the critically acclaimed 2.5 hour, 9 EP, 36-track collection: The Color Spectrum. The ambitious set of recordings was released as a vinyl/digital box set on June 14, 2011 and later released in a CD format. The Color Spectrum is The Dear Hunter’s first release revealing Crescenzo’s sonic interpretation of how he sees the world. Previous releases Act 1: The Lake South The River North, Act II: The Meaning Of, And All Things Regarding Ms. Leading, and Act III: Life And Death, followed a very specific conceptual storyline, whereas The Color Spectrum openly tells the story of Crescenzo’s personal experiences and emotions, musically channeled into nine, color categorized EPs.
The album collection has been praised for its ingenuity, diversity, and creativity by the likes of SPIN, Guitar World, Alternative Press, and more. Following the release of the impressive musical anthology, the band performed at the renowned COACHELLA, toured with Manchester Orchestra, and hosted a special performance of The Color Spectrumfrom start to finish in Boston, MA. The entire one-night-only event was filmed and will be released in late 2012. The California-based outfit will next hit the road with Circa Survive frontman Anthony Green, followed by solo dates for Crescenzo with Right Away, Great Captain! – the solo project of Manchester Orchestra’s Andy Hull.
All upcoming tour dates for The Dear Hunter and Crescenzo can be seen below.
The Dear Hunter w/Anthony Green
Jun 20 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls
Jun 21 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
Jun 22 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Jun 23 St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Jun 26 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
Jun 27 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
Jun 28 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
Jun 29 Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
Jun 30 Vineland, NJ @ Hangar 84
Casey Crescezno w/Right Away, Great Captain!
Jul 11 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
Jul 12 Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
Jul 15 Pittsburgh, PA @ Shadow Lounge
Jul 17 Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
Jul 18 Hamden, CT @ The Space
Jul 19 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
Jul 20 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
Jul 21 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
Jul 22 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory