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.