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).

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.

Top 10 Overall Artists Who Inspired Me in Song Throughout 2010: A list by White Hinterland’s Casey Dienel

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In no specific order:
Erykah Badu for “Fall In Love With Me (Your Funeral)”
James Blake for “Limit To You Love”
Alecia Keys for “Unthinkable” and Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart” and the whole record, really
Katy Perry for “Teenage Dream”
Same Buck Rosen for “Savers” and “Freedom From Domination”
Nicki Minaj for her scene-stealing verses on Usher’s “Lil Freak” and Kanye’s “Monster”
Toro Y Moi for “Blessa” and “Fax Shadow”
Big Boi for “Tambourine”
Janelle Monae for “Tightrope”
The-Dream for “Make Up Bag”

In no specific order:

Erykah Badu for “Fall In Love With Me (Your Funeral)”
James Blake for “Limit To Your Love”
Alicia Keys for “Unthinkable” and “Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart,” and that whole record, really
Katy Perry for “Teenage Dream”
Sam Buck Rosen for “Savers” and “Freedom From Domination”
Nicki Minaj for her scene-stealing verses on Usher’s “Lil Freak” and Kanye’s “Monster”
Toro Y Moi for “Blessa” and “Fax Shadow”
Big Boi for “Tambourine”
Janelle Monae for “Tightrope”
The-Dream for “Make Up Bag”

Shawn Creeden of White Hinterland Drops a Quick & Easy Best of 2010

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BIG NUMBER No. 1: THE-DREAM – LOVE KING

Tie for No. 2: High Places – High Places vs. Mankind // The Books – The Way Out

Big Boi – Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
Lib B – Blue Flame; Red Flame; Evil Red Flame; Rain in England
Wold – Working Together For Our Privacy
U.S. Girls – Go Grey
Gucci Mane – Jewelry Selection
e-40 – Revenue Retrievin’ (Night Shift)
Peaking Lights – Space Primitive
Salem – King Night
Balam Acab – See Birds EP
Sleigh Bells –
Treats
Zola Jesus – Stridulum; Stridulum II

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:
Earth Agency
Claire Courtney
clairecourtney@earth-agency.com

tour dates

11/27/14

REIMS, FR - La Cartonnerie  w/ Son Lux

11/28/14

Dijon, FR - Le Consortium  w/ Son Lux

12/01/14

Vienna, AT - Arena  w/ Son Lux

12/02/14

TRIESTE, IT - Miela Theatre  w/ Son Lux

12/03/14

Rome, IT - Circolo degli Artisti  w/ Son Lux
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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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No Devotion
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Baby
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Ring The Bell
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Amsterdam
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No Logic
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