Grounded in grunge and pop punk, Hunters’ sound takes us back to the ’90s—think Sonic Youth, Smashing Pumpkins, and a dash of Nirvana. In fact, The Smashing Pumpkins’ James Iha and Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner both produced tracks on the Brooklyn duo’s first EP, Hands on Fire.
In two weeks, Hunters will release their self-titled debut album, and we’re pleased to premiere the newest single, “Undone,” above. “To me, ‘get undone’ is about wanting to, or trying to deal with things you probably don’t like about life and yourself,” explains Izzy Almeida. “The bad and ugly side and stuff that bums you out.” If the head-banger guitar riffs make it feel more like a party song, however, you’re not missing the point. “I like the fact that lyrics can mean different things to different people,” Almeida adds.
How would Hunters categorize their sound? “It can be filed between Huey Lewis and Hüsker Dü,” says Derek Watson.