The Dear Hunter premiers new video, wraps up L.A. tour dates tonight at the Roxy
Ever wonder about all of the downtime tedium musicians go through during the recording process? All the driving, walking, elevator riding and sitting they endure before flicking on their amps can be astounding. A new video released by Rhode Island band the Dear Hunter offers proof by way of a mini-doc, "Tracking the Orange EP."
Following burly lead singer-guitar player Casey Crescenzo to Strange Ways Recordings in Providence, the mini-doc is chock full of bits from the band's recording session for the "Orange" EP.The session also features Brendan Brown, from Crescenzo's former band, the Receiving End of Sirens, sitting in on bass guitar.
Trading exhausted banter with studio owner and producer Mike Poorman (of Hot Rod Circuit), band members also take time to reminisce on good times spent inhaling carbs, cigarettes and booze in their low-rent apartments. You know, the rock-star life.
One of the latest in a string of chroma-inspired offerings (including the "Violent," "Red," "White" and "Green" EPs), "Orange" is part of the forthcoming nine-EP set, aptly titled "The Color Spectrum, due out June 14 on Triple Crown Records. Tonight, after embarking on a cross-country tour with Dredg, Crescenzo and company wrap up their two-night stop in L.A. with a second show at the Roxy. Before you see them all sweaty and gross onstage, watch them get equally filthy in a recording studio.
-- Nate Jackson