After a four-year absence, White Hinterland returns with Baby. Portland-based Casey Dienel will release her new album via Dead Oceans on April 1, and the label promises that she's moved away from the more ambient bent of her 2010 set Kairos. These 10 songs are about "facing your fears [and] being bold," which seems about right when you hear the set's excellent first taste, "Ring the Bell." The lush new song is poppy and heady, recalling Dirty Projectors and Haim with a few melismatic Mariah Carey-style vocal flutters thrown in for good measure. Listen to that above and check out the track list, album art, and some tour dates below. Contributors to Baby include Bon Iver's Sean Carey, Neal Morgan (Joanna Newsom, Bill Callahan), and Cole Kamen-Green, who worked on Beyoncé's 4.
White Hinterland, Baby track list:
1. "Wait Until Dark"
2. "Dry Mind"
3. "Ring the Bell"
6. "White Noise"
8. "No Devotion"
9. "Sickle No Sword"
10. "Live With You"
White Hinterland tour dates:
January 22 - World Cafe Live Upstairs @ Philadelphia, PA *
January 23 - IOTA Club & Cafe @ Arlington, VA *
January 24 - The Mercury Lounge @ New York, NY *
February 5 - BAR Nightclub (Free Show) ~
April 1 - Brick & Mortar Music Hall (Woode Shoppe)
April 3 - Bootleg Bar @ Los Angeles, CA
April 5 - Opolis @ Norman, OK #
April 6 - Three Links @ Dallas, TX #
April 7 - Holy Mountain @ Austin, TX #
April 9 - Circle Bar @ New Orleans, LA #
April 10 - Bottletree @ Birmingham, AL #
April 11 - Eddie’s Attic @ Decatur, GA #
April 12 - King’s @ Raleigh, NC #
April 13 - Rock and Roll Hotel @ Washington, DC #
April 14 - Boot & Saddle @ Philadelphia, PA #
April 16 - Le Poisson Rouge @ New York, NY #
April 17 - Great Scott @ Boston, MA #
April 18 - Il Motore @ Montreal, QC #
April 19 - The Garrison @ Toronto, ON #
April 21 - Pike Room @ Pontiac, MI #
April 22 - Calvin College @ Grand Rapids, MI #
April 23 - Lincoln Hall @ Chicago, IL #
April 24 - Club Garibaldi @ Milwaukee, WI #
April 25 - Cedar Cultural Center @ Minneapolis, MN #
April 26 - TBD @ Eau Claire, WI #
* w/ Brendan Canning
~ w/ Slander
# w/ S/ Carey
Baby album cover: