Los Angeles duo Hunter Hunted reveal the first single “Blindside” from their upcoming debut album via FreeSolo/RCA today via VEVO and premiered via Neon Gold HERE. The band is currently on tour with Smallpools and will be playing Sasquatch! Music Festival on Saturday May 23rd. In July and August they’ll set out on a co-headlining tour with Young Rising Sons.
Capable of crafting stadium-sized pop missives that are hugely catchy and wonderfully earnest, the duo of Michael Garner and Dan Chang, write songs that tread an easy path between the head and heart, bursting at the seems with undeniable melodies and choruses that are custom-made to be sung along to, preferably at peak volume while surrounded by several hundred of your brand new very best friends.
The story of Hunter Hunted begins, at least for most people, with the release of their debut EP, Hunter Hunted, in 2013. However, the group’s roots go back much further as they met at UCLA. They’ve been included in MTV’s Artists To Watch, NYLON’s “Bands to look out for,” Starbucks “Pick of The Week, “Teen Vogue’s “Jam’s of the year,” Billboard Magazines “Scouting Report” and KCRW’s “Bands we Love.”
While standout track “Keep Together” was making the rounds on TV shows, the band’s early singles quickly elevated Hunter Hunted from the ranks of indie-pop hopefuls to serious chart contenders, touring alongside FUN., Fitz and The Tantrums, Weezer, and Twenty One Pilots. The band also turned in lauded performances at Bonnaroo, Governors Ball and Firefly, as well as stops on Conan O’Brien’s late night show and The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show pre-show.
When asked about “Blindside” and the upcoming debut album they say, “We wanted to write songs that were both tiny and huge. Songs that you could play on an acoustic guitar alone or with a big band inside an arena.” With the help of Howard benson and Neil Avron behind the boards, Hunter Hunted have achieved that.
The band has a busy year ahead of them. They begin a tour with Smallpools that takes them across America, making a pit stop at the Gorge for the Sasquatch Music Festival. They then head out on a co-headlining tour with Interscope’s Young Rising Sons for July/August.
Sat 5/16 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall*
Mon 5/18 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Sound*
Wed 5/20 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*
Fri 5/22 – Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl Social Club*
Sat 5/23 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Festival (1:20-2:05pm on Bigfoot)
Sat 5/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile*
Mon 5/25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
Thu 5/28 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory*
Fri 5/29 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre*
Mon 7/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy^
Tue 7/14 – San Diego, CA @ The House of Blues^
Wed 7/15 – San Franciso, CA @ Slim’s^
Thu 7/16 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlow’s^
Sat 7/18 – Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theater^
Sun 7/19 – Seattle, OR @ the Crocodile^
Tue 7/21 – Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club^
Thu 7/23 – Spokane, WA @ The Pin^
Fri 7/24 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux^
Sat 7/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court^
Sun 7/26 – Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theater^
Tue 7/28 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room^
Wed 7/29 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room^
Thu 7/30 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi^
Fri 7/31 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme^
Mon 8/03 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall^
Tue 8/04 – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met^
Wed 8/05 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair^
Fri 8/07 New York, NY @ The Highline Ballroom^
Sat 8/08 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE^