THE DEAR HUNTERBuy Tickets
The Green Door Store, Brighton
The Dear Hunter started as a solo side project by singer and keyboardist Casey Crescenzo, evolving within a decade to become an expansive indie prog endeavour that captured a deeply devoted fan base with a sprawling album mythology. The first instalment of that story arrived in 2006 as Act I: The Lake South, the River North. Subsequent albums created a vast cast of characters and an intricate plot that evolved alongside Crescenzo's developing craft and songwriting skills. By the 2010s, the project neared its proposed sixth-volume conclusion with Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise (2015) and Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional (2016), catalog highlights that showcased Crescenzo's knack for storytelling and the ability to seamlessly merge earnest indie rock anthems with orchestral flourish that rivaled seasoned composers of film scores. Scattered amongst the Acts, the Dear Hunter also issued releases such as 2011's The Color Spectrum, 2013's Migrant, and 2022's sci-fi epic Antimai.