White Hinterland

Freedom often begins from terror, and White Hinterland's third album, Baby, addresses the fear that comes along with breaking out of established rituals, or leaving a comfortable place, and striking out into the unknown. Four years after her profile-raising release, Kairos (2010), Casey Dienel aka White Hinterland has taken the gloves off and knuckled down to produce a deep, dark, heady mix of songs. After two and a half years of writing and recording material in Montreal and Portland, OR, Dienel moved back in to her family home in Scituate, MA. There she forged a new aesthetic, spending five months building her own studio, The Glades, in her parents' basement - the same space where she practiced piano and vocal lessons as a child. Determined to helm her new album, Dienel spent months studying production, poring over YouTube tutorials about Protools, mic'ing techniques and other minutiae. Armed with this self-taught skill and her new studio, Dienel set forth to subvert the existing power structure of male producer as svengali and female artist as figurehead (see: Billy Corgan/Courtney Love, Timbaland/Aaliyah, Phil Spector/The Ronettes). She created her own, new path on Baby, which showcases her as a singer/songwriter/producer who has only become bolder and more resolute over the past three-plus years. Calling in her friends as pinch hitters, Dienel worked acclaimed musicians Sean Carey (Bon Iver, S. Carey), Neal Morgan (Joanna Newsom, Bill Callahan), and Cole Kamen-Green (Beyoncé).

Listen: White Hinterland Featured on Alan Wilkis Single


Producer Alan Wilkis is known for his work behind the scenes, particularly remixing the of songs of indie-poppers and rockers. In his latest project, Wilkis combines art, music, and video for the creation of “Prints,” a series of singles formed out of collaboration in the studio and through the interwebs.

Our girl Casey Dienel, of White Hinterland, lends what seems to be an effortless talent to the newest song, “Shadow”. The track starts as a tempting jam, laying down a beat and groove that’s pretty irresistible. What follows is an intertwining of Dienel’s sweet, but ultimately haunting vocals and Lyrics Born’s straightforward rhymes. The two grow off each other, playing a “shadow game.” Go ahead and give it a listen below. You know you want to.

Alan Wilkis – Shadow (feat. Lyrics Born and White Hinterland) by Alan Wilkis

Sweet Flyer Alert — White Hinterland + Gayngs in Portland

White Hinterland + Gayngs at Doug Fir, Portland, Ore. — May 28, 2011

The Psychedelic Experiences of White Hinterland’s Shawn Creeden

White Hinterland’s Shawn Creeden has already proven himself a modern renaissance man: beat maker, baker, wildlife artist extraordinaire. Now, he’s a published author. This Is The Same Hillside, his document of adventures under the influence of psychedelic mushrooms is available now from Publication Studio. According to the publishing house: “(Creeden’s) highly personal graphic scrawl keeps the eye lingering on the page while suggesting a deeper psychological world just beneath the surface.” Ordering now.

Meanwhile, White Hinterland’s Casey Dienel was also talking literature recently with Brooklyn Vol. 1. She discussed her Hungry Oyster food blog, and the food-writing of Nabokov, F. Scott Fitzgerald and MFK Fisher.

Happy Holidays From White Hinterland and S. Carey!

“Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas” – S. Carey + White Hinterland from S. Carey on Vimeo.

To cap of their lovely US tour together this month and celebrate the season, White Hinterland and Jagjaguwar’s S. Carey worked up this great improved version of “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.” They just passed it along to us. And truly, it’s just the perfect thing to send us off on our week-long winter break. Stand-up bass and mouth trombones from the S. Carey crew lay down a nice, loose jazz foundation for White Hinterlander Casey Dienel’s lilting croon. Good year, gang.

Booking Agent Contact

NORTH AMERICA
Zachary Cepin
High Road Touring
zachary@highroadtouring.com
415-332-9292

Wilson Zheng
High Road Touring
wilson@highroadtouring.com
415.332.9292

UK/EU:
Normanis
Claire Courtney
clairecourtney@nomanis.com
http://www.nomanis.com/content/artists/2511/

tour dates

04/21/14

Pontiac, MI - The Pike Room at The Crofoot  w/ S. Carey

04/22/14

Grand Rapids, MI - The Ladies Literary Club  w/ S. Carey

04/23/14

Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall  w/ S. Carey

04/24/14

Milwaukee, WI - Club Garibaldi  w/ S. Carey

04/25/14

Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center  w/ S. Carey

04/26/14

Eau Claire, WI - UWEC-Schofield Auditorium  w/ S. Carey

05/03/14

Winoosk, VT - TBA
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free downloads

Ring the Bell by White Hinterland
No Logic by White Hinterland
Icarus by White Hinterland
Chant de Grillon by White Hinterland

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Baby
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Ring The Bell
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Amsterdam
by White Hinterland
No Logic
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