Where We’ve Been and What We’ve Been Doing
Summer is basically over and there seems like no better occasion to give a quick recap of what The Long Hunt has been up to over the last few months and what we are planning to do in the near future.
Those who have been following our progress probably know that we are still a relatively new band. Our first live show took place earlier this year on April 1st. Although a pretty relaxed schedule by most gigging standards, it still feels like we have kept busy with eight Pittsburgh performances and one out of state gig. Check out the gallery below to see the amazing bands we were able to share the stage with and all the great venues we were able to play.
One thing to take note of is the staggering diversity of genres and styles of the bands represented in those flyers. From post-metal to doom, stoner rock to 70’s rock revival, instrumental fusion to indie-punk, and any combination thereof, it could be argued that we’ve somehow still managed to fit in. Though some could say that certain pairings worked better than others, this adaptability of our sound is easily one of our greatest assets and so far audiences have responded positively.
On that note, it seems like no better time to thank all the bands, venues, promoters, photographers, bloggers, family, friends, fans, and anyone else who has given our music a chance in these last five months or so. Without your continued positive feedback, there really is not much of a point to continue doing what we do.
RANT 2017 (Rock All Night)
September 2nd marks our last show for the season, the 6th Annual Rock All Night, or RANT, in Lawrenceville area of Pittsburgh. This is a massive three day fest with over 200 bands that we are lucky enough to be a part of. We’ll be playing at the Roundabout Brewery with a really cool and diverse lineup featuring Garter Shake, Brazilian Wax, Dumplings, and Middle Children. We are really looking forward to playing this venue for the first time and to hopefully get our music out to a brand new audience.
Here’s the flyer for our particular plot on the local-band landscape:
More to Come
In addition to the five songs on our Debut EP, Wilderness Tales (available on bandcamp, itunes, amazon, and google music) we also have a handful of new tunes that are either in a state of completion or near-completion. Many of these songs are already being played at shows and include the following: Negative Teeth, Closing the Circle, Ground of Being, Smoke Offering, and The Winnowing Hand. In addition to these, we also have about two or three others that are currently unnamed and in various skeletal states. It is safe to assume there will be a follow-up album available within the next 6 months to a year, at the very most. In other words, definitely sooner than later.
For the last bit of news, we’ll being doing an hour long live in-studio radio performance for WRCT in October. More information on that will be released when we get closer to the date. Check back here or on our Facebook page for further news.
Once again, the band would like to thank everyone for their continued support. If you haven’t already, please consider subscribing to this blog by adding your email to the form on the top right area of the page. Also, consider liking our Facebook page, it really helps.