Casey Dienel (born March 10, 1985) is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She released her debut album, Wind-Up Canary, in 2006 on Hush Records. 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. On January 4, 2008, after a few months hinting at "change," Dienel announced in her blog that "for the present and foreseeable future, there won’t be any more Casey Dienel.
Years ago the phone rang off the hook for Dr. Monroe
But he's erased the names in his little black book, he's living alone
Oh, you might have seen him chain-smoking on national TV
Drinking scotch on the rocks and flipping through playboy magazines
He will not hello, invite you to his chateau in the Pyrenees
Frankie and Annette ran off at sixteen and it all started at a red sox ball game
In a cracker jack box, Frankie found a ring and said "how's about making me a man?"
Frankie was just laid off at the store, they said
"Kid, you've got some shit to learn about selling cheese to customers."
If you're not wrapping it in cellophane you're writing it
Autumn's coming in through the yard,
Marching like a grandfather clock
The badges he wears are tattered and old
Like shredded ribbons of bright read and gold
His arms are stiff and they're sure they're in time
My first lover was real sweet, he made a woman out of me
But he left as quick as he came, my baby James
Mama said I was naive
'Said one day he'd pick up and leave me
But 'till then I swore I'd stay for my baby Jame