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    Posted: February 16 2008 at 21:19

I see much hype about The Mars Volta but not enough about these guys. I'm giving these guys a listen for the first time and I'm blown away by how diverse the music is compared to TMV. Is it just me or are The Dear Hunters not getting enough attention? Or have I not listened to The Mars Volta enough?



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2008 at 21:21
I have listened to TMV but haven't heard The Dear Hunter. Maybe I will check it out.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2008 at 21:23
Too true, they need way more attention, but TMV desereves evry mention they get as well
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2008 at 21:27
Originally posted by Proletariat Proletariat wrote:

Too true, they need way more attention, but TMV desereves evry mention they get as well
 
I agree, it's just that I have never seen TDH mentioned once in the forums for as long as I have been here. I don't know if the word is not getting out about these guys, even though they're the number #1 choice on the 2007 listEmbarrassed, but I am just sorry I haven't found these guys earlier.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2008 at 21:33
I think when Pat (Equality 7-2521) logs on he's gonna cyber kiss you, SpaceMonkey. He's the one that brought the band to PA's attention and picked Act II as his album of the year, I believe. I really need to sit down and listen to the first two acts. I've had em for a month.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2008 at 21:35
Originally posted by 1800iareyay 1800iareyay wrote:

I think when Pat (Equality 7-2521) logs on he's gonna cyber kiss you, SpaceMonkey. He's the one that brought the band to PA's attention and picked Act II as his album of the year, I believe. I really need to sit down and listen to the first two acts. I've had em for a month.
 
EmbarrassedLooking forward to it. They're definitely a worthy listen, I'm making my way through Act II right now.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2008 at 21:49
Originally posted by SpaceMonkey SpaceMonkey wrote:

Originally posted by Proletariat Proletariat wrote:

Too true, they need way more attention, but TMV desereves evry mention they get as well
 
I agree, it's just that I have never seen TDH mentioned once in the forums for as long as I have been here. I don't know if the word is not getting out about these guys, even though they're the number #1 choice on the 2007 listEmbarrassed, but I am just sorry I haven't found these guys earlier.
 
Indeed a band that needs more attention here. I believe several other members have mentioned them here (including myself) but they deserve more attention; their 2007 release is a very good one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 16 2008 at 23:13
I just bought the album....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2008 at 03:52
The Dear Hunter were inducted into PA thanks to the combined efforts of the Xover team and myself, after Pat sent us the suggestion. It took some time, but now they've been here for several months.

I picked up their album in a small music store in Georgetown, DC, and I was rather impressed by it (though I should listen to it a bit more often). However, I have to say I don't hear any real similarities with TMV - a band I know very well. I think TDH are much more melodic that the 'Puerto Rican terrorists' (a definition Micky loved LOL), and therefore more accessible.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2008 at 04:00

Wow, so it took some real effort to get TDH into the Archives? And look where they stand now on the 2007 best albums' list. Pretty ironic.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2008 at 05:54
I didn't say it took effort, it just took timeWink... We are all unpaid volunteers, and working in a genre team sometimes means being flooded with suggestions at a moment when real life reclaims its rights. The band were approved almost immediately after being suggested, but they had to wait for a few weeks until someone got down to actually add them. Unfortunately it happens when team members are busy with other things.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2008 at 07:48
I've been singing the praises of The Dear Hunter for a while. I did notice the occasional similarity to TMV but perhaps we're making too much of it now. They are more melodic and less crazy than TMV. Both their CDs are great and worth checking out, but not just for TMV fans.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 17 2008 at 07:50
really enjoyed this group... highly recommended... for prog fans... not just TMV fans.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2008 at 02:52
TDH kind of seem like....Sonic Youth meets Melt Banana.  I mean they're ok, but I wouldn't go out and sing their praises like I would TMV.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2008 at 02:56

It's all in the individual's preference. Sonic Youth, the name sounds familiar, and I never heard of Melt Banana. Are they a worthy purchase for someone psyched about TDH for the moment?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2008 at 08:10
So this isn't a thread about the brilliant R.D.N. movie with a typo? Damn!Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2008 at 08:55
Originally posted by WideAngleWatcher WideAngleWatcher wrote:

So this isn't a thread about the brilliant R.D.N. movie with a typo? Damn!Wink
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2008 at 10:17
Originally posted by SpaceMonkey SpaceMonkey wrote:

It's all in the individual's preference. Sonic Youth, the name sounds familiar, and I never heard of Melt Banana. Are they a worthy purchase for someone psyched about TDH for the moment?


I can't say that I find any similarities between The Dear Hunter and Melt-Banana. They're spastic and noisy but still pretty good.

Getting back on topic, The Dear Hunter is pretty good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 18 2008 at 12:20
I have been meaning to check out TDH, but if they are anything like Melt Banana, there is no way I am going to touch them.  Melt Banana is just pure noise.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 19 2008 at 08:18
This sounds interesting. Can anyone give me a short description of their music?

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