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Portland, United States (2008 – present)

White Hinterland is the artist name of Portland, Oregon based Casey Dienel (born March 10, 1985), an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She released her debut album, Wind-Up Canary, in 2006 on Hush Records under her own name. Dienel presently performs and records as White Hinterland, whose first album, titled Phylactery Factory, was released on March 4, 2008, by the independent record label Dead Oceans.

In the two years following the release of Phylactery Factory, Casey Dienel and fellow band-mate Shawn Creeden moved from the east coast where they were previously based to Portland. During this time, Dienel was left without her piano where she recorded her sophomore album using various drum machines and synthesizers. On March 9, 2010, Kairos was released by Dead Oceans and the song Icarus has been featured in various commercials and films.


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  • johnonymous

    It's the end of the year now, I can safely say that Baby was the biggest disappointment of 2014. It really pains me to know that the same lady responsible for the tender tales of Phylactery Factory and the mystic grandeur of Kairos turned around to shell out for songs as superficial as Metronome. This record might have been healthy for her to make, but even in a live setting she's really changed. Baby probably didn't make a dent in sales that Kairos did and she's making Prince comparisons on stage and just not very friendly at all anymore. What a shame.

    20 Dec 5:26pm Reply
  • heybethany

    Her stellar live performance convinced me to give Baby another try. It's not as great as Kairos but still pretty good.

    21 May 10:32pm Reply
  • johnonymous

    It's been a good run. I think I'd like to remember Casey during the Kairos days.

    22 Apr 5:22am Reply
  • panzerese

    New album is pretty boring. I thought I listened to half of it, but when I checked, I only got through three songs! :x

    5 Apr 8:50pm Reply
  • middlepunch

    I liked Kairos, but the over-singing on the new album is just horrid. I could only get through half of it.

    5 Apr 4:21am Reply
  • cabfedhig

    absolutely enthralling

    30 Dec 2013 Reply
  • johnonymous

    The new record has been mixed.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • johnonymous

    Shawn is no longer part of White Hinterland, it is solely Casey now. Something is happening this year though, I hope...

    24 Jun 2013 Reply
  • VGoRiLLaZ

    Losing my patience for the release of the new album.

    13 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Funeral_Opolis

    "female vocalist" is such a stupid tag. that being said, this stuff is great.

    28 Feb 2013 Reply
  • johnonymous

    New White Hinterland album is coming this year!!!

    14 Feb 2013 Reply
  • johnonymous New song

    23 Jul 2012 Reply
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  • RuhFernandes

    É tão bom de se ouvir Kairos <3

    28 May 2012 Reply
  • viscaasyrfh

    icarus! lovelove

    25 May 2012 Reply
  • catwars

    Love love love.

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • diamantinas_

    me refiero a KAIROS <3<3<3<3

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • diamantinas_

    ya no me acordaba de este disco, qué bueno es!!!!!

    14 Mar 2012 Reply
  • strom-z

    that icarus discussion - it's a nice one but I'd also choose other album picks. for me "moon jam" was the one that brought me to her.

    15 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Vik_tory_in

    Icarus on repeat

    8 Feb 2012 Reply
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