We’re all about noisy, garage band, Hunters, for this week’s Listening Party. Each week we bring readers a band that we think everyone should be aware of and encourage them to check out some of their songs and take in all they have to offer. Coming from a diverse and influential background, they have a new album out and four shows the next upcoming week! Read, listen, and watch. Hunters is sure to blow you away.
WHO: Isabel (Izzy) Almeida, Derek Watson, Thomas Martin & Gregg Giuffre
THEY SAY: “What a world. It could be so wonderful if it wasn’t for certain people” Woody Allen- Radio Days
WE SAY: Makes you wanna throw a garbage can full of confetti through a window and destroy everything in your path.
FROM: Brooklyn / Pennsylvania
LABELS: Mom + Pop Records
RECENT WORK: Hunters: Hunters
UPCOMING SHOWS: 10/11 @ Death By Audio; 10/15 @ Cameo Gallery; 10/16 @ The Flat; 10/17 @ Baby’s All Right
WHO THEY ARE:
Hunters comes from all over – from Brazil to Pennsylvania, finally settling in Brooklyn. Izzy and Derek met in a Chinatown arcade in 2009. “Shortly thereafter they began plotting their music coup bringing together kindred set of influences: Hawkwind and Karp for Watson, and L7, Melvins, Sonic Youth, for Almeida.” They got their band name from actor Tab Hunter, who plays Todd Tomorrow in John Waters’ Polyester. With a colorful background, you can expect a myriad of energetic sounds to create a melodic, grungy, thrash rock sound. Their stage presence is intense yet relatable as Izzy jerks her body across the stage, gracefully yet chaotically flailing her arms and rolling around. It makes you want to do the same no matter how even-tempered you are. Hunters has played all over New York City, but claims Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s DIY venue, Death By Audio (DBA) as their home. They released their first EP, Hands on Fire in 2011 and most recently, their self-titled album, Hunters, which you can purchase here! Check out the jams and make sure you head to one of their shows next week!