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 + Project Runway = Portland Love

Like Young Jeezy, Project Runway winner Gretchen Jones puts on for her city. On Thursday’s Season 8 finale, the Portland native- who is a big White Hinterland fan and friend of Casey Dienel – used “Icarus” as the soundtrack to her winning collection.

I talked to Casey a bit about this earlier today, and it was really great to hear what a collaborative effort this all was and how much thought and care was put into it. She writes:

We share a similar sensibility. I really like feminine, diaphanous music, and she designs feminine, diaphanous clothing. It’s been really crazy and cool to see her hard work rewarded–she’s an amazing designer, and I actually own and frequently wear some of her designs. She was adamant about backing up her friends in town who do amazing things (her friend Sara helped produce the jewelry, I did music) to showcase all of the creative work coming out of our fair city.

pr8-ep14-gretch5photo via mylifetime.com

When it came time to do the Project Runway thing, we had to keep it totally underwraps. I had no idea if she was going to be a finalist, let alone win. I was given a slight peek into her inspiration for the line and it’s name, Running Through Thunder, which allowed Shawn & I to make a custom remix incorporating elements of the collection.

The introductory video for Jones’ site also features “Icarus” and an ethereal, whimsical aesthetic much like that of Kairos.

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Catch White Hinterland on tour this December with S. Carey! Full schedule after the jump.

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White Hinterland To Join S. Carey On December Tour!

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This December, take a break from your hibernating and holiday shopping and come out to see White Hinterland! They will be joining S. Carey on a string of dates in the Midwest, Canada and East Coast, as well as two headlining shows in Chicago and Bloomington, Indiana. Check them out below!

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

12/13/10 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

“It’s Kind Of A Funny Story” Soundtrack To Feature White Hinterland!

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White Hinterland’s “Icarus” will be featured on the upcoming soundtrack for “It’s Kind Of A Funny Story.” The film follows a teenage boy in a psychiatric ward who finds love and Zach Galifanakis! It also stars Zoe Kravitz, Emma Roberts and Lauren Graham.

The OST will be available for purchase on September 28, and the film is out in theaters Oct. 8.

Check out the movie trailer and OST tracklist after the jump.

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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!

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

04/23/14

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

05/09/14

Brighton, UK - The Great Escape Festival @ Digital

05/10/14

Brighton, UK - The Great Escape Festival @ The Prince Albert
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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
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No Logic
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