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.