Casey Crescenzo

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Casey Crescenzo
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Casey Crescenzo performing as The Dear Hunter at Soundwave 2008 in Melbourne.
Background information
Born (1983-12-19) December 19, 1983 (age 31)
Genres Indie, Post-hardcore, Progressive rock, Alternative
Occupation(s) Musician, Writer
Instruments Guitar, Keyboard, Sitar, Rhodes Piano, Vocals
Years active 2003–Present
Labels Equal Vision
Associated acts The Dear Hunter
The Receiving End of Sirens
A06
Website Official Site

Casey Crescenzo (born December 19, 1983) is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist most notable for being the singer for the bands The Dear Hunter and The Receiving End of Sirens. He is also a producer who has worked with many other bands.

Work with The Receiving End of Sirens (2004-2006)[edit]

Casey's start as a musician began in the Boston music scene when a musical act, the notably established The Receiving End of Sirens approached him, offering him the opportunity to perform along with them in light of a recent falling out with former vocalist Ben Potrykus. After hearing Casey's vocal work they offered to sign him on to the band permanently, which he accepted. The band then went to work on their self-titled E.P. and found that not only could Casey sing, he could also write in a very romantic/poetic format, which gave Casey the reins to some of the writing for the five track disc, along with bassist Brendan Brown. The half-length was incredibly well received by the public and Triple Crown Records extended the band a contract in 2004, just a few weeks after declaring on their website that the band would not sign to a label because only minor labels had offered them contracts at the time.

TREOS was then rushed into developing their first full-length album, entitled Between the Heart and the Synapse. On the album Casey played guitar, Rhodes piano, an electric sitar, and various other instruments while also helping in the production of the album and the segues from one track to another.

The Dear Hunter years (2005-Present)[edit]

While a member of TREOS, Casey wrote the Dear Ms. Leading Demos, tracks that did not seem to fit the style TREOS had become accustomed to playing. Casey decided after he parted ways with TREOS to devote his time and abilities to The Dear Hunter and make it his full-time band. In September 2006, the band released its first album Act I: The Lake South, The River North, an eight track EP, on Triple Crown Records. The album was widely praised by critics, despite loads of negative feedback from fans due to its irregular and unique styles, which, though not completely unlike those of TREOS, were distinguishably different from his former bands. As time wore on more and more fans began to gravitate towards The Dear Hunter because of the intricate storyline woven within their first album, a tale of a young man who lost his overwhelmingly caring and affectionate prostitute mother at a young age. The Dear Hunter exploded onto the music scene in May 2007 when the band released their first full-length album, Act II: The Meaning of, and All Things Regarding Ms. Leading, a continuation of Act I, throughout which the main character has various encounters with a certain young female, Ms. Leading, a prostitute like his mother who misleads him into believing that she loved him after a night spent alone together that ended in a loss of the boy's virginity. A book based on the story of Act II has been completed and authored by Casey. Artist, Kent St. John is currently working on the illustrations for the book. Casey is currently looking for a publisher or will publish it on his own, a process that may take a while. In recent news, he produced the album Fangs for the band Falling Up in 2008.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Recorded and released with The Receiving End of Sirens.

Recorded and released with The Dear Hunter.

Recorded and released with The River Empires.

Extended Plays[edit]

Recorded and released with The Dear Hunter.

  • Random EP #1
  • Random EP #2
  • The Branches EP

Other appearances[edit]

Recorded and released with The Receiving End of Sirens.

  • Recorded, produced, and performed on -

Hollywood Lies - Building An Empire (2007)

  • Recorded, produced, and performed on-

Amplifiers - Everything Obsolete (2012)

Solo recordings

  • "Beautiful Girls" (Sean Kingston cover)
  • "Brazil" (cover)
  • "The War of All Against All" (acoustic)
  • "This Armistice" (acoustic)
  • "Paycheck"
  • "Unraveled" (Björk cover)

Guest appearances

  • "Genesis" - Forgive Durden

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