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).

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

White Hinterland Eidolon Digital EP Available Now On Bandcamp, Tour Kicks Off Sunday!

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Eidolon is an Ancient Greek term that means “human shadow,” or spiritual double, of a living being. Fitting, then, that White Hinterland’s Eidolon EP serve as a companion piece to Kairos, the stunning full-length released in March from this Portland group.

Collected and curated over the course of 2010, the songs found on Eidolon reflect the very spirit of White Hinterland in that there is never a single definitive version of a song. They are written to be flexible and stretch in all directions. It’s a gorgeous marriage of post-dupstep, airy art-pop and chilled, personal R&B.



Eidolon tracklist and White Hinterland tour dates, after ze jump!

Fey 7″ feat. White Hinterland Now Available

Orchestre Ste Trinite

Photos courtesy Paul Kramer/Belson Productions

We told you a while ago about the pre-order for the Common Cloud Records limited Fey 7″ Series featuring White Hinterland, It includes “Golden Child”- their breezy, Carribeanesque jammer and collaboration with Alexis Gideon. You can’t find this track anywhere else!

All of the proceeds go to music education in Haiti- specifically, the Holy Trinity School of Music in Port Au Prince. We were sent some fantastic photos of the school- which you can see above and below.

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You can still buy a copy of the 7″ during any of White Hinterland’s December tour dates!

12/05/10- Bloomington, IN- The Bishop
12/07/10- Chicago, IL- The Empty Bottle
12/08/10- Minneapolis, MN- First Avenue

W/ S. Carey

12/10/10 Iowa City, IA- The Mill
12/11/10 Cincinnati, OH – Mayday
12/13/10 New York, NY – Highline Ballroom
12/14/10 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel
12/15/10 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Chapel
12/16/10 Boston, MA – Paramount Center Black Box
12/17/10 Portland, ME – The Space
12/18/10 Montreal QC – Casa del Popolo
12/19/10 Toronto ON – Horseshoe Tavern
12/21/10 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room

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

04/18/14

Montreal, QC - Il Motore  w/ S. Carey

04/19/14

Toronto, ON - The Garrison  w/ S. Carey

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
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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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