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).

White Hinterland track featured on Fey 7″ series to benefit music programs in Haitian schools

White Hinterland will feature their collaboration track with Alexis Gideon, “Golden Child” on the second installation of Common Cloud Records’ Fey 7″ series. The profits will go to Holy Trinity School of Music in Port Au Prince to purchase new musical instruments for its young students and to support the faculty and staff. Proceeds will also be given to the Dessaix Baptiste School of Music in Jacmel.

productimage_2Each of the  300 copies of the Fey 7″ will also  include a hand screened numbered art print.

The other track is a joint effort by Thao Nguyen & Merrill Garbus of tUnEyArDs titled “Tuvalu.”

You can pre-order the limited edition 7″ here. And its only $10!

Watch New White Hinterland Video for “No Logic”

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This weekend, Gorilla VS. Bear premiered the new White Hinterland video for “No Logic,” directed by Solomon Chase. It was filmed on a Spring evening in the woods of North Carolina. Shot in infrared, the video is a stunning black and white interplay that reveals Casey Dienel and Shawn Creeden amidst wandering forest creatures of the night. Its eerie, enigmatic and electrifying! But you really just gotta see for yourself.


White Hinterland are playing at Holocene for Portland’s MusicfestNW on September 10th. You can buy your tickets right here!

White Hinterland Dips Neon Indian’s Glo-Fi In Some Lovely, Gooey Mystery

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During her many interviews for the recent release of Kairos, White Hinterland’s Casey Dienel often sang the praises of her contemporaries at the edges of bedroom electro-pop (see: Toro Y Moi, Beach House). Her recent take on Neon Indians’ “6669 (I don’t know if you know)” is a bit more dark and sinuous than anything we’ve heard from that circle of artists, and perhaps more in line with the gritty, minimal dubstep of Pantha du Prince. “Decidedly unchillwave,” declared Gorilla vs. Bear in their recent post of the track. We agree. The disco spirit of the original remains, but dipped in some serious, gooey mysteriousness.

Portlanders, the next live appearance from White Hinterland will be Saturday, July 25 at PDX’s Doug Fir, sharing a stage with Bear In Heaven and Twin Sister. THAT’S a solid bill, ye music fans.

WHITE HINTERLAND Premieres “No Logic” Remix, Shares “Amsterdam” Video, Kicks Off International Tour

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Like the subtly deep, slowburn dream-pop R&B found on the album, WHITE HINTERLAND’S Kairos has calmly, cooly been winning over hearts of music fan and critic alike. It seems with each day, a new champion of Kairos steps forward. NPR selected Kairos’ opener “Icarus” as its Song of the Day, saying of the jam: “It’s hypnagogic, certainly, but also transformative — these are the sort of reveries that can feed an appetite for wanderlust or make listeners ache for home, depending on the context.”

Meanwhile, in an interview with Casey Dienel, Venus Zine called Kairos “the most contemporary thing that you will hear all year…The influences are apparent, but not overwrought—and the album as a whole sounds complete and definitively unique.”

And lovely remixes of the album have been popping up like Spring lilies in our inboxes. But none have quite captured our hearts like that of NYC electronic artist Alan Wilkis, whose Stereolab-hinting reimagining of Kairos standout “No Logic” fills the originally sparse, jerky-dub track with a chirpy bounce and warm synth melodies. Download “No Logic (Alan Wilkis Remix)” HERE.

In March, our friends at Stereogum premiered the Michaela Copikova-directed video for Kairos deep-cut “Amsterdam,” calling the song “rainy, romantic.” Watch the video for “Amsterdam.”

Check the latest and greatest White Hinterland tour schedule HERE.

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

10/06/14

Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room  w/ Wildcat! Wildcat!

10/07/14

Tucson, AZ - Club Congress  w/ Wildcat! Wildcat!

10/09/14

Denver, CO - Lost Lake Lounge  w/ Wildcat! Wildcat!

10/10/14

Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court  w/ Wildcat! Wildcat!

10/12/14

Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios  w/ Wildcat! Wildcat!

10/13/14

Vancouver, BC - The Media Club  w/ Wildcat! Wildcat!

10/16/14

San Franscisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill  w/ Wildcat! Wildcat!
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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

video

No Devotion
by White Hinterland
Baby
by White Hinterland
Ring The Bell
by White Hinterland
Amsterdam
by White Hinterland
No Logic
by White Hinterland

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