Like the subtly deep, slowburn dream-pop R&B found on the album, White Hinterland's Kairos has calmly, cooly been winning over hearts of music fan and critic alike. It seems with each day, a new champion of Kairos steps forward. Just this afternoon, NPR selected Kairos' opener "Icarus" as its Song Of The Day, saying of the jam: "It's hypnagogic, certainly, but also transformative — these are the sort of reveries that can feed an appetite for wanderlust or make listeners ache for home, depending on the context."
Meanwhile, in a just-posted interview with Casey Dienel, Venus Zine called Kairos "the most contemporary thing that you will hear all year...The influences are apparent, but not overwrought—and the album as a whole sounds complete and definitively unique."
And lovely remixes of the album have been popping up like Spring lilies in our inboxes. But none have quite captured our hearts like that of NYC electronic artist Alan Wilkis, whose Stereolab-hinting reimagining of Kairos standout "No Logic" fills the originally sparse, jerky-dub track with a chirpy bounce and warm synth melodies.
In March, our friends at Stereogum premiered the Michaela Copikova-directed video for Kairos deep-cut "Amsterdam," calling the song "rainy, romantic." Watch the video for "Amsterdam."
On Friday, White Hinterland begins a massive world tour that will see the band playing with Minneapolis' Dosh across North America, and joining fellow dream-pop masters Beach House in London and Paris. Of super-special note: Next weekend's Cleveland date brings with it a pair of Record Store Day celebration instore performances from White Hinterland's Casey Dienel and Shawn Creedon. White Hinterland will be at Toledo's Culture Clash store at noon and DJing at Cleveland's Music Saves at 4:30 p.m. Lake Erie friends, please stop by to say "hello."
Other instores pepper the North American tour as well. Check the latest and greatest White Hinterland tour schedule below.
White Hinterland North American Tour Dates (* w/ Dosh):
4/09/10 Billings, MT - Railyard
4/11/10 Minneapolis, MN - Bedlam Theatre*
4/13/10 Madison, WI - Project Lounge
4/14/10 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club*
4/15/10 Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle*
4/16/10 Pontiace, MI - Pike Room*
4/17/10 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Tavern*
4/17/10 Toledo, OH - Culture Clash - Record Store Day - Noon Instore
4/17/10 Cleveland, OH - Music Saves - Record Store Day - 4:30 p.m.
4/18/10 Toronto, ON - Drake Hotel*
4/20/10 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo*
4/21/10 Allston, MA - Great Scott*
4/22/10 Brooklyn, NY - Union Hall*
4/23/10 New York, NY - Mercury Lounge*
4/24/10 Philadelphia, PA - Kungfu Necktie*
4/25/10 Washington, DC - DC9*
4/27/10 Asheville, NC - Grey Eagle*
4/28/10 Atlanta, GA - 529*
429/10 New Orleans, LA - The Circle Bar*
4/30/10 Austin, TX - Emo's*
5/01/10 Denton, TX - Hailey's*
5/03/10 Tucson, AZ - Solar Culture*
5/04/10 Tempe, AZ - Sail Inn*
5/04/10 Phoenix, AZ - Stinkweeds - 6:30 p.m. Instore
5/05/10 Los Angeles, CA - Echo*
5/06/10 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill*
5/08/10 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios*
5/09/10 Seattle, WA - High Dive*
5/11/10 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge*
5/12/10 Denver, CO - Hi-Dive*
5/13/10 Omaha, NB - Waiting Room*
5/19/10 Liverpoop, UK - Korova - Liverpool Sound City
5/20/10 Reading, UK - Oakford Club
5/21/10 London, UK - Machbeth - Stag & Dagger
5/22/10 Glasglow, UK - Captain's Rest - Stag & Dagger
5/23/10 Edinburgh, UK - Sneaky Pete's w/ Samuel & the Dragon
5/24/10 Leeds, UK - A Nation of Shop Keepers
5/26/10 Sheffield, UK - The Harley DiScover
5/27/10 London, UK - The Social
5/28/10 Oxford, UK - Jericho Tavern
6/01/10 London, UK - Heaven w/ Beach House
6/02/10 Paris, FR - La Fleche D'or
6/03/10 Paris, FR - Trabendo w/ Beach House
6/04/10 Brussels, Belgium - Beurschouwburg 'Out Loud'
6/06/10 Amsterdam, Holland - Paradiso
6/07/10 Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefaehrlich (turnzimmer)
6/08/10 Berlin, Germany - TBD
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