Archive for the 'White Hinterland' Category

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Serge Gainsbourg cut “Requiem pour un Con” in 1968 for Jean Gabin’s film Le Pacha (see clip below). Forty years later Casey Dienel, under the nom de tune, White Hinterland, released the Francophone, six song, Luniculaire ep. I’ve been revisiting the collection for the first time since its release – specifically Hinterland’s take on “Requiem.” […]

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010

Off The Record is a recurring feature here on the Drunkard that marries two of my greatest interests; music and travel. Having a locals perspective when visiting a new locale is the difference between experiencing it through the lens of a tourist and of that of a native. Off The Record gathers some of my […]

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Yes, the above photo is of Françoise Hardy; she is just one of the artist covered on White Hinterland’s new five-song (two originals, three covers) French-language EP Luniculaire. I’ve been smitten with Casey Dienel’s voice since her 2006 debut Wind Up Canary, which was only furthered by her latest project, White Hinterland’s Phylactery Factory. Jazz-tinged, […]

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Casey Dienel, one of our favorite discoveries of the past couple of years, returns this March, via her new home at the Dead Oceans label, fronting her newly christened group, White Hinterland. Chris at Gorilla vs Bear premiered the first single “Dreaming of The Plum Tree,” this morning off the forthcoming Phylactery Factory LP. Truly […]