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Catching Up With Casey Dienel

2010 03 15 12:15

There’s a rumble of adulation around HUSH alumna Casey Dienel’s latest musical reinvention under the name White HinterlandKairos, out now on Dead Oceans, is the second full length from WH, and a departure to say the least.

Here are the tracks the label is generously sharing:

Icarus

No Logic

Casey is going out this spring with the excellent multi-instrumentalist DOSH. Check the dates here.

Lastly, enjoy this lovely video by Michaela Copikova for the track “Amsterdam”.

To delve into Dienel’s roots as a songwriter, and to appreciate her evolution, look no further than her debut Wind-up Canary.

Casey Dienel – “Wind-up Canary” Sampler Mix


White Hinterland — Casey Dienel — Daytrotter Sesh

2008 09 21 15:08

Casey Dienel alighted at the famed Daytrotter Future Apple Tree Studios to share her latest live arrangements. Check it out.

Also, via Gorilla Vs. Bear, a teaser from her forthcoming (on Dead Oceans) Francophilic EP, Luniclaire.

Chant De Grillon

Casey Dienel plays as White Hinterland

2008 03 01 14:04

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photo: Tod Seelie

 

This post seems a bit overdue now as the news on Casey Dienel’s new record (Phylactery Factory on Dead Oceans Mar 4) under the moniker White Hinterland was picked up by the influential Stereogum and Gorilla vs Bear weeks ago. Sadly, the accolades were followed by reports of misfortune. While in New York City, Casey and her young comrades were the victims of a heinous theft: all their gear stolen from the van. A donation fund was setup at the band’s site.

The album was recorded in Portland at The Type Foundry Studio with Adam Selzer (of Norfolk & Western, naturally). The whole band kicked in actually: Dave Depper, Rachel Blumberg, Peter Broderick (also of Horsefeathers, Efterklang, and under his own name), and Cory Gray (also of Carcrashlander) contributed polish as the backing band. Cementing the Portland community sound-stamp, Laura Gibson sings on two songs and Jordan Hudson (formerly of The Thermals and Operacycle) played vibraphone. It’s a classy record, and all leading indicators suggest you’ll be hearing more about it in the months to come.

In the meantime, whet your appetite with “Dreaming Of The Plum Trees” . How about that bassline? Nice work, Mr. Depper.

Also from PRI’s Fair Game:
Art Deco House
Plum Trees
Thin Thread
Lindberghs

Lastly, hop on over to NPR’s Bryant Park to listen and watch another in-studio sesh.

Viva Le White Hinterland!