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The massive, unpredictable commercial success of the Straight Outta Compton movie is going to cause a lot of ripple going forward. It’s going to have implications in black cinema, in Hollywood studios wondering whether it’s financially risky to make movies with almost entirely black casts. (Honestly, those studios should’ve learned that lesson over and over… More »

Music is a messy thing. There’s too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it — or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days of music, of making sense of a whole year, is a fool’… More »

Here’s something we never really knew before: Tom Krell can sing. Krell has been releasing music as How To Dress Well for something like six years, but he’s kept his voice obscured, shrouded in flickering fog, buried in audio murk. Even on 2012’s great Total Loss, the moment where he fully and finally stepped away… More »

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How To Dress Well – “Precious Love” Video

Tom Krell opens his new How To Dress Well video with a message: "As I write this today my album turns 1 year old. The…
James Rettig | August 20, 2015 - 11:48 am

Artist Portraits From Pitchfork Fest 2015

Pitchfork Festival took over Chicago’s Union Park this past weekend with headlining sets from Wilco, Sleater-Kinney, and Chance The Rapper. The hours before those performance…
Stereogum | July 20, 2015 - 10:39 am

Watch David Byrne, St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, Ad Rock, & More Debut Original Color Guard Soundtracks In Toronto

David Byrne's Contemporary Color color guard project features original compositions from artists like St. Vincent, Dev Hynes, How To Dress Well, and Ad Rock. The…
Caitlin White | June 23, 2015 - 3:26 pm

How To Dress Well – “See You Fall” Video

Last year, How To Dress Well put out a trilogy of interconnected videos for his album What Is This Heart. The videos for "Repeat Pleasure,"…
James Rettig | May 18, 2015 - 11:15 am

Watch A Mini-Doc About How To Dress Well’s Color Guard Piece For David Byrne’s Contemporary Color

Back in 2008, the Blessed Sacrement color guard team of Cambridge, MA approached David Byrne about using some of his music in one of their…
Caitlin White | May 12, 2015 - 2:37 pm

How To Dress Well – “Pour Cyril” (Live With Orchestra)

Last year, around the time he released his beautiful album "What Is This Heart?", How To Dress Well played a record-release show in Berlin with…
Tom Breihan | March 25, 2015 - 11:17 am

Bleachers – “Rollercoaster (How To Dress Well Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Bleachers' "Rollercoaster" is #4 at alternative radio. It soundtracks two separate ad campaigns starring frontman Jack Antonoff. It was the basis for a conversation betwee…
Chris DeVille | March 3, 2015 - 1:30 pm

How To Dress Well & TĀLĀ – “The One”

How To Dress Well and TĀLĀ have teamed up for Yours Truly's Song From Scratch series, a project that pairs producers and vocalists in unlikely…
Caitlin White | January 27, 2015 - 11:56 am

How to Dress Well – “Tomb For Anatole”

For the sixth straight year, Glasgow record label LuckyMe has been releasing a daily "advent calendar" of exclusive MP3s throughout December. Jacques Green, Four Tet,…
Chris DeVille | December 14, 2014 - 9:42 pm

Hear How To Dress Well Cover Iris Dement & Remix FKA twigs In New DJ Mix

Every once in a while How To Dress Well's Tom Krell likes to upload DJ mixes to Soundcloud. They aren't mixtapes, at least not i…
Tom Breihan | November 26, 2014 - 10:59 am

How To Dress Well – “Precious Love (Cyril Hahn Remix)”

An EP remixing songs from How To Dress Well's What Is This Heart? was released today, and it includes remixes by Dubbel Dutch, Cyril Hahn,…
Maggie Stamets | October 27, 2014 - 12:13 pm

How To Dress Well – “Words I Don’t Remember (The Range Remix)”

"Words I Don't Remember" was released before How To Dress Well had even announced "What Is This Heart?", but it turned out to be that…
Chris DeVille | October 17, 2014 - 3:31 pm

How To Dress Well – “Very Best Friend (Dubbel Dutch Remix Feat. Eva T)”

"What Is This Heart?", How To Dress Well's album of soul-baring avant-R&B, is one of the year's best, and he'll soon follow it up with…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2014 - 3:19 pm

RL Grime – “Reminder” (Feat. How To Dress Well)

How To Dress Well's Tom Krell has worked with his share of electronic producers (you might remember his appearance on Shlohmo's Laid Out EP last…
Miles Bowe | September 16, 2014 - 6:09 pm

How To Dress Well – “Repeat Pleasure (A. G. Cook Remix)”

On "What Is This Heart?", How To Dress Well's absolute stunner of a new album, "Repeat Pleasure" is arguably the emotional center; it's slow and…
Tom Breihan | September 9, 2014 - 10:02 am

How To Dress Well Defends Sun Kil Moon’s Hopscotch Outburst

At this past weekend's Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, Sun Kil Moon main man Mark Kozelek faced a loud audience head-on, taking the stage by calling…
Tom Breihan | September 8, 2014 - 2:45 pm

How To Dress Well – “So Easy For Pleasure”

Tom Krell is fixated on the idea of pleasure -- one of the best songs on his new album is named after the feeling, a…
James Rettig | August 22, 2014 - 8:54 pm

How To Dress Well – “Let U Know”

How To Dress Well just released the devastating "What Is This Heart?", one of the year's best. But according to Tom Krell, one of the…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2014 - 1:12 pm
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