The Dear Hunter Announce ‘Migrant,’ Release Album Trailer

This week may single-handedly go down as the best seven day period for music in 2013. There have been literally dozens of new albums announced and singles released that deserve proper attention, and just moments ago another came across our desk.

The Dear Hunter have built a reputation for pushing themselves as far into the creative waters as possible, so it should come as no surprise they will again try something different with their April 2 release, Migrant. The group is not abandoning their multi-act storyline, but this release will not fit into that arc.

“When I started writing this record, I made sure to limit myself to an instrument and my voice. I didn’t want to jump into the current of production I always had before – predetermining the final path of each song from its inception. Instead, I let the music take as natural a course as it could,” frontman Casey Crescenzo explains of the process. “What felt at first to be the seeds of the starkest songs, grew into some of the most lush and beautiful arrangements I had written to date. Keeping the heart of the music so transparent was liberating, and the result is, at the very least, the most creatively rewarding record yet.”

In addition to his new approach, Migrant is also the first album Crescenzo has written from a first person perspective. Given the lengths gone to in order to create a seemingly real universe on the Act releases, one can only imagine what will happen to The Dear Hunter’s sound when the source material stems from real life.

No singles have been released from the album as of yet, but a trailer for the record featuring snippets of material can be viewed below alongside the album’s tracklisting and the group’s upcoming North American headlining tour dates.

The Dear Hunter – Migrant
1. Bring You Down
2. Whisper
3. Shame
4. An Escape
5. Shouting at the Rain
6. The Kiss of LIfe
7. Girl
8. Cycles
9. Sweet Naiveté
10. Let Go
11. This Vicious Place
12. Don’t Look Back

The Dear Hunter – StageIt Exclusive Online Performance
Jan 24 Worldwide @ at 8pm EST

The Dear Hunter – Soundwave Festival 2013
Feb 23 Brisbane, Australia @ Soundwave Festival
Feb 24 Sydney, Australia @ Soundwave Festival
Mar 01 Melbourne, Australia @ Soundwave Festival
Mar 02 Adelaide, Australia @ Soundwave Festival
Mar 04 Perth, Australia @ Soundwave Festival

The Dear Hunter w/ Naive Thieves
Mar 12 Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
Mar 14 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
Mar 18 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
Mar 19 New Orleans, LA @ The Parish – House of Blues
Mar 21 Orlando, FL @ The Social
Mar 23 Atlanta, GA @ The Loft
Mar 24 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Mar 26 Towson, MD @ The Recher Theatre
Mar 27 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Mar 28 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Mar 29 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Mar 30 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
Apr 01 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
Apr 02 Toronto, ON @ The Mod Club Theatre
Apr 03 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Small’s Theatre
Apr 05 Columbus, OH @ Skully’s Bar & Grille
Apr 06 Canton, OH @ The Auricle
Apr 07 Covington, KY @ Madison Theatre
Apr 09 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Apr 10 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
Apr 12 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
Apr 13 Ames, IA @ The Maintenance Shop
Apr 14 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Apr 16 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Apr 17 Laramie, WY @ University Of Wyoming
Apr 19 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Apr 20 Vancouver, BC @ The Biltmore Cabaret
Apr 26 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
Apr 27 Pomona, CA @ The Glass House

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