The Dear Hunter is the story of a boy. From his creation to his untimely end- the beautifully rapturous to the truly tragic. Set at the dawn of the 20th century, the debut EP, "I: The Lake South, The River North" gives birth to a story, and makes sense of the future by explaining the past. Simply put, The Dear Hunter sings of something to which we can all relate- lust, deceit, greed, and hunting.
The band began as a side project of Casey Crescenzo when he was full time member of Boston band The Receiving End of Sirens. It was originally intended as a vehicle for music Casey had written that didn't fit with the heavier sound of The Receiving End of Sirens. In the winter of 2005 Casey recorded the Dear Ms. Leading demos. He created 10 copies of the demos on burned CDs intended for the ears of friends, and they began circulation. At the time he did not plan to pursue The Dear Hunter full time and allowed the demos to be placed online for download. On February 2, 2006, The Dear Hunter played its first show with The Receiving End of Sirens as the backing band.