THE HUNTING PARTY
STAGE 4 : 10:00 - 10:45p.m.
GENRE : Americana
CURRENT LOCATION : New York, NY
Started in 2012 by lead singer Erica Lane, The Hunting Party is a band hailing from all over the NYC area. The group is comprised of Lane, Daniel Burke (drums), David Letchinger (keyboards, piano), and Nick Lerangis (guitar/vocals). The band balances urban folk-rock sounds with a wistful, graceful vision of bygone Americana while Lane’s vocals “reflect and range from the sweet sounds of Emmylou Harris to the darker side of Marissa Nadler,” (Bluegrass Situation, 2013).
The Hunting Party made their first recording, North, in 2013, with the help of some friends and three days in a snowbound house in upstate New York. A tightly-composed, folky exploration of Lane's youth in North Carolina, North found its way onto The Ruckus's 365 Days of New Music list and was featured in Metro US. The warm critical reception helped The Hunting Party expand their playing circuit and they began 2014 with a January residency at Pete's Candy Store in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
In July 2014 the band began work on their newest EP, Sirens and Lights. Recorded at Brooklyn’s Converse Rubber Tracks studio, produced by Jeremy Backofen (The Felice Brothers, PAWS). Sirens and Lights has waltzes and windows-down singalongs, clawhammer banjo and rock-and-roll rhythm sections. "The Hunting Party show that they are more than nostalgists; they are heart-on-their-sleeve, street side emotionalists. They can and do reach us." (Aputumpu.us, 2015)
Sirens and Lights was released in March, 2015. The Hunting Party’s previous EP, North, is currently available on iTunes.
What Others Have Said:
[The band is] led by southern-born vocalist Erica Lane, whose voice reflects and ranges from the sweeter sounds of Emmylou Harris to the darker side of Marissa Nadler
-The Bluegrass Situation
The Southern lilt in Erica Lane's vocals help solidify the blend of folk, blues, and Americana of The Hunting Party.
- The Ruckus
The Hunting Party, a six-piece indie folk act brings full, Americana-laced tunes to NYC. “Bobby” acts as a quick embrace to the woodsy party, meshing elaborate, rambling instrumentation (including well-placed banjo) with Lane’s crooning
The Hunting Party's new record 'North' reveals a penchant for the kind of intimate country-fried charm you might find in woodside bars out west, but transplanted to our parts to suit street-side tastes