Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Color Spectrum: The Complete Collection by The Dear Hunter

For fans of: The Receiving End Of Sirens (Casey Crescenzo is the main songwriting force in TDH and was one of the members of TREOS's first album, which is pretty "...meh", but TDH rules), As Tall As Lions, Coheed And Cambria (in a progressive sense, not vocally or even structurally, so not really "like" Coheed, but if you are a fan of them, you will like this.)
Genres: Alternative, Experimental, Indie, Progressive, Rock
(this is the track "My Body" (track 3) from the Black EP (note: NOT on the abridged ver.))

So The Dear Hunter has been a favorite band of mine for a while. Casey is a very original and talented songwriter and pretty underrated IMO. Indeed, they are signed to Triple Crown Records and have a not-exactly-underground following. Regardless, TDH make amazing music and deserve the recognition they receive. The story behind The Color Spectrum is they intended to do something unique that demands an attention apan. The Color Spectrum consists of 9 x 10" EPs each housing 4 tracks defined by the visible color spectrum: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Inidigo, and Violet with Black and White as the "book ends", with each EP embodying a different style (for those who recall the "Alchemy Index" from Thrice this is that to the fullest extent, and executed with perfect precision). I have included both the "Abridged" (11 track) version as well as "The Complete Collection" (36 tracks and 2+hrs). I WILL MAKE THIS KNOWN THAT I DID NOT UPLOAD THESE FILES! I found these links from Mediafire/Depositfiles and they will probably be taken down soon (Poo, if you get shit for this, I apologize profusely...). I first heard about this project over a year ago and have been looking forward to it since then, and it does NOT disappoint! I may be biased, but this is by far the best album i have heard all year mainly due to it's depth and scope. For those who wish to explore The Complete Collection", I recommend listening to it in entirety through quality headphones and enjoying every nuance at least once uninterrupted. I have also included a link to purchase the vinyl box set (again, 9 x 10" records all on colored vinyl). I plan on seeing them during their headlining tour this summer and purchasing the box set and cherishing every moment of this release for months (years?) to come. Honestly, one of the coolest ideas I've ever heard of and executed so incredibly well it becomes truly inspiring.

The Complete Collection
TCS Abridged

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