Sibling band The Hunts will release their debut album, entitled "Those Younger Days," on June 9th, 2015, via Cherrytree Records/Interscope. The band wrote all of the songs on the album, which was recorded in Virginia Beach, VA, not far from their hometown of Chesapeake, and executive produced by Chris Kuffner (A Great Big World, Ingrid Michaelson).
The first single from "Those Younger Days" is "Make This Leap" -- a lilting slice of folk-pop built on layered harmonies, intricately textured acoustic instrumentation, and lyrics that gracefully shift from melancholy to triumphant. The correlating video was shot in Chesapeake with a few moments filmed on the family's property and was directed by Michelle Peerali, who has collaborated with such artists as The Kills, The Cult, The Black Keys, Pyyramids, and Moby. "Make This Leap" is also included on the band's debut EP "Life Was Simple," which was released in August 2014.
The Hunts have been playing music together almost their entire lives. Ranging from ages 17 to 25, twin sisters Jenni and Jessi and their five brothers Josh, Jonathan, Jordan, Justin, and Jamison all learned to sing and play violin as young kids and spent much of their childhood performing throughout their community. After teaching themselves to play instruments like mandolin, piano, ukulele, banjo,...
and drums, The Hunts began experimenting with songwriting and soon brought to life a batch of songs that reveal their sophisticated sense of melody and dreamy innocence.