In January, we introduced you to a wholly new sound from WHITE HINTERLAND, a progressive, washy R&B, with a playful, dubby backbone. T’was no fluke, fellow music enthusiast. With Kairos, Casey Dienel and musical partner Shawn Creeden have gracefully dived headlong into a pool of gorgeous, cerebral, danceable sounds.
The latest taster jam from Kairos is “No Logic,” which, as Gorilla vs. Bear said today, is “further evidence of Casey Dienel’s unexpected but seamless transformation into seductive minimal R&B/pop star.” And believe it or not, the herky-jerky-dub of “No Logic” is actually built around an acid-fried ukulele melody. Listen close and you’ll hear it in there. And soon, you will be able to see the live construction of the song, as White Hinterland heads out on a North American tour with Dosh, who will be in support of his own wicked new record.
Download “New Logic” HERE.
White Hinterland North American Tour Dates (* w/ Dosh):
3/14/10 Portland, OR – Holocene (Kairos Release Party)
4/09/10 Billings, MT – Railyard
4/11/10 Minneapolis, MN – Bedlam Theatre*
4/13/10 Madison, WI – Project Lounge
4/14/10 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club*
4/15/10 Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle*
4/16/10 Pontiac, MI – Pike Room*
4/17/10 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern*
4/18/10 Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel*
4/20/10 Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo*
4/21/10 Allston, MA – Great Scott*
4/22/10 Brooklyn, NY – Union Hall*
4/23/10 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge*
4/24/10 Philadelphia, PA – Kungfu Necktie*
4/25/10 Washington, DC – DC9*
4/27/10 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle*
4/28/10 Atlanta, GA – 529*
4/30/10 Austin, TX – Emo’s*
5/01/10 Denton, TX – Hailey’s*
5/03/10 Tucson, AZ – Solar Culture*
5/04/10 Tempe, AZ – Sail Inn*
5/05/10 Los Angeles, CA – Echo*
5/06/10 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
5/09/10 Seattle, WA – High Dive*
5/11/10 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*
5/12/10 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive*
5/13/10 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room*
The goodness contained within Kairos can be yours this very moment. Pre-orders will be awarded with an instant download of the album. For 10 lucky, randomly-selected pre-orders, we will include original art from Creeden, the man responsible the lovely album art of White Hinterland’s previous Dead Oceans releases. Please do check his site HERE.
And get your instant gratification Kairos pre-order dealings done HERE.
The evolution of WHITE HINTERLAND’s music has been graceful and inspiring, shifting chameleon-like from jazz-tinged chamber-pop to French ye-ye music. Now, with the March 9 release of Kairos (March 8 in the UK), White Hinterland delves into a modern, electronic wash and uncovers a confident, captivating pop voice. And we just feel a little blessed to be along for the ride. Please join us.
Longtime White Hinterland supporter Gorilla Vs. Bear premiered Kairos opener “Icarus” today, saying, “the new record finds Casey Dienel eschewing the jazzier/folk steez of her earlier work in favor of spectral, slinky modern R&B and minimal pop…On the surface, a dramatic shift, but Kairos feels like an undeniably graceful, surprisingly natural step up. ’Icarus’ is the album’s ethereal, spooky/sexy opening track.”
Listen to “Icarus” HERE.
Spring tour dates will be announced soon.
Straight off WHITE HINTERLAND’S tour-exclusive EP Fresh From the Garden, we bring you a couple of new covers. The first, a ethereal take on Justin Timberlake’s “My Love” is available HERE. For the second track Casey Dienel takes on Arthur Russell’s “Lucky Cloud.” Here’s what Trip Wire had to say about her version: “A lucid homage to a teacher who did more for Dienel than any professor, ‘Lucky Cloud’ is a rare example of a cover reaching the same heights as the original, to the point where it almost feels like Russell remixed the track himself.” Listen to “Lucky Cloud” HERE.
To purchase Fresh From the Garden in its entirety, catch up with White Hinterland on the road this month.
10.14 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East w/ Former Ghosts
10.15 Brooklyn, NY @ Bruar Falls
10.16 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkcrate Cafe
10.17 Charlottesville, VA @ Random Row Books w/ David Sickman
10.18 Richmond, VA @ The Triple
10.19 Charlotte, NC @ YAUHAUS
10.20 Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Tea Lights
10.22 Houston, TX @ Rudyard’s Pub
10.23 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10.26 Phoenix, AZ @ Trunk Space
10.28 San Francisco, CA @ Hemlock Tavern w/ Former Ghosts
We are pleased to announce the first extensive North American tour by WHITE HINTERLAND in over a year. This tour features White Hinterland’s new line-up of Casey Dienel and Shawn Creeden performing as a duo. They are emerging from the recording studio for this tour, so you can expect to hear lots of new material on this jaunt, in advance of a soon to be finished new album coming in 2010.
Casey will be using Wurlitzer, synths, electric ukulele, loops and vocals, while Shawn will be contributing acoustic and electric percussion, cassettes, loops, deep beats, pool sounds, static, and the Vietnamese black box. Expect a layered, textured sound that steps outside of anything previous White Hinterland performances have been before. Centered around Casey’s vocals and pure sound, rather than defined instrumentation, these shows will offer a glimpse into the new directions White Hinterland are exploring on their upcoming recordings.
See full tour dates HERE.
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