Band of the Day

2013.05.13

Hunter Hunted

Californian indie pop with intricate vocal harmonies and heart beat rhythms
Moving bodies turning into gold. The sky is falling and we're watching it go.
lyrics from End of the World

Hunter Hunted met at a bar in Liverpool in the early 60′s… Wait. Scratch that.

Hunter Hunted are a brother sister duo from Detroit… No. Let’s start again.

Hunter Hunted ditched dealing drugs for rapping on the streets of… Damnit.

Hunter Hunted are none of these things.

Michael Garner and Dan Chang are not the Beatles. They’re not Jack White, they’re not Meg White, and they’re definitely not Jay Z. What they are are two guys from Los Angeles who weave intricate vocal harmonies and heart beat rhythms into voluminous soaring songs that toe the line between California indie and folk rock.

Getting their start in the LA buzz band Lady Danville, Garner and Chang left behind their former monicker for a different direction and new sound. Quickly attracting the attention of KCRW’s Chris Douridas and Buzz Band LA’s Kevin Bronson, Hunter Hunted’s path was different than most. With consistent spins on KCRW and KCSN, with the single “Keep Together,” the band sold out their first show ever (At the Troubadour) in a matter of weeks.

The band also performed on Conan O’Brien’s show within three months of forming. After the fast start, the guys focused on a residency at LA's Bootleg Theater, a series of shows that were sponsored by Los Angeles's KROQ. The band then headed East, headlining New York's Mercury Lounge and beginning a tour with Fitz and The Tantrums that would take them across the country.