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New Album + Short Film, Threshold Wanderer, Coming 04.01.2022


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Following 2017’s Wilderness Tales and 2018’s All Paths Lead to HereThreshold Wanderer is the newest album by the Pittsburgh-based instrumental trio The Long Hunt. In contrast to the dry minimalism and sparse textures that defined the first two records, the songs on Threshold Wanderer are often lush, dense and verdant. Musical styles range from post-rock to post metal, heavy psychedelic, doom, drone, and even a few hints of prog and classic rock. Threshold Wanderer is all about musical exploration and traveling between worlds.


The album was recorded, mixed and mastered in the first quarter of 2020, with the intent to release it later that year. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic, those plans were unfortunately shelved. Not to be deterred by events beyond their control, the band soldiered on behind the scenes. After a three-month crash course in 3D modeling, using open source animation software Blender, guitarist Trevor Richards embarked on the monumental task of writing and animating an album-length music video. Eight months and over 1000 hours of work later, the accompanying music video/short film for Threshold Wanderer was born. 


Expanding on the band’s frequent use of archetypal themes such as nature, life, death, and rebirth, the music video for Threshold Wanderer is an epic story-driven visual experience set to the music of The Long Hunt. Bookending two years of anticipation, the band will release both the album and accompanying music video for Threshold Wanderer on Friday, April 1, 2022.


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“The Long Hunt’s conjurings are entirely convincing – so organically instrumental that not once did I miss a traditional singer narrating the action.”

Billy Goate of Doomed and Stoned on Threshold Wanderer

“Over six immersive, earth-shakingly heavy, psyche-washed tracks, the band flexes their muscles, working into your bones and giving you a closer taste to what taking them on live is really like.”

Brian Krasman of Meat Mead Metal on Threshold Wanderer

“There are only three members (drums, guitar, bass) but it sounds like many more. The band is entirely instrumental, and it doesn’t need lyrics to weave a tale. All it has to say is delivered through the feeling of each epic track.”

Meg Fair of Pittsburgh City Paper on All Paths Lead to Here

“The trio succeeds with its sound because every minimalist instinct is balanced by jolts of grandiosity and abrupt change. The sound is unpredictable. Think something between Sleep and Slint: unsettling, heavy and mesmerizing.”

Alex Gordon of Pittsburgh City Paper on Wilderness Tales

“This is one of the most charismatic songs and performances to be captured at Mindrocket Studio.”

Jimmy Martin of Mindrocket Sessions on The Long Hunt’s live performance

For a full press listing and links, click here.