ALISON STEWART, host:
At the BPP, we're not all about just news and politics and weight loss vests. We like our music too. But unfortunately, we don't always get a chance to let you hear everything that we get to hear when musicians stop by our studios. For example, pianist and singer, Casey Dienel, who once recorded under her given name, well, when she came here to BPP world headquarters, she was lugging a few bandmates along with her giant Fender-Rhodes keyboard.
Now, Dienel now performs as White Hinterland. And "Phylactery Factory" is her first record under that moniker, and it comes out next week. It's filled with closely observed imagery and characters drawn from Dienel's upbringing on the New England coast. So she played a bunch of different songs for us. Here's one that we want to present to you as her record is coming out next week - or I should say White Hinterland's record is coming out next week. This is the song, "Vessels."
(Soundbite of song, "Vessels")
Ms. CASEY DIENEL (Singer, Songwriter): (Singing) Oh, those white fields. I'd play everyday. Oh, oh, oh, like candy from (unintelligible) to the back. Oh, they were fading fast for me. Oh, they were fading fast for me. Oh, in my time, I've made mistakes. And (unintelligible). And it's (unintelligible) and play. It's (unintelligible). No, not a howl. Oh, (unintelligible). For in my time, I've made mistakes that made, oh, a difference. Those vessels that brought me here and made a difference. Ooooh, ooooh.
STEWART: This is White Hinterland performing "Vessels." You can see the video of White Hinterland at npr.org/bryantpark. Or go to NPR music, where you can watch this, plus dozens of other videos of bands playing here in the BPP studios.
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