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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 Minna Choi's Magik*Magik orchestra. With them, he recorded a soft, stunning version of the album track "Pour Cyril." When bands record with orchestras, that usually brings out the bombast. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 25, 2015

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 between Antonoff and Bill Nye about the science of "rollercoastering." And now the ace '80s synthpop throwback has inspired a remix by How To Dress Well's Tom… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 3, 2015

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 collaborations. Their result is dubbed "The One" but comes in two versions, one by each artist. Tom Krell's take starts with his Auto-Tuned falsetto that carries a sense… More »

By: Caitlin White / January 27, 2015

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, and Dubbel Dutch are among the artists participating. Today's selection is "Tomb For Anatole," a How To Dress Well song from the Total Loss sessions. The song i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 14, 2014

The 50 Best Albums Of 2014

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 »

By: Stereogum / December 2, 2014

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 in the way that we tend to use the term these days. But they usually include a few new songs and remixes, and they do a nice job covering… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 26, 2014

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, the Range, and others. The Range's remix of "Words I Don't Remember," as well as Dubbel Dutch's remix of "Very Best Friend," were released in anticipation of… More »

By: Maggie Stamets / October 27, 2014

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 album's emotional core. It was a gauzy, glassy-eyed R&B anthem that kept piling on the layers until you could climb it to heaven. Now, as part of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 17, 2014

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 an EP-length remix collection. The EP opens with PC Music ringseader A. G. Cook's hyperactive, disorienting take on "Repeat Pleasure," but they aren't all so radical. New York… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 3, 2014

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 year), and now he's lent his fantastic voice to producer RL Grime's upcoming debut album, Void, via the new song "Reminder." The track debuted on Zane Lowe's BBC show… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 16, 2014

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 calm and clear, and it cascades all over itself. The PC Music producer A. G. Cook, meanwhile, specializes in disorientingly blippy, assaultively chipper experimental pop music; along with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2014

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 the crowd "fucking hillbillies" and telling them to "shut the fuck up." Kozelek later said he'd been joking, and he's certainly got a history of dry onstage humor, the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 8, 2014

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, as is this newly released b-side. "So Easy For Pleasure" is a quiet and pretty acoustic track featuring almost indecipherable vocals from Krell. It's included on a bonus 10" that… More »

By: James Rettig / August 22, 2014

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 songs that didn't make it onto the album is, in some ways, the key to the album. That song is the fragile piano ballad "Let U Know," a "partial… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2014

How To Dress Well – “Childhood Faith In Love” Video

How To Dress Well has shared the third video in the trilogy culled from his fantastic new album "What Is This Heart?" "Childhood Faith In Love" follows "Repeat Pleasure" and "Face Again." It tracks our two protagonists after their encounter with Tom Krell's mysterious Christlike healer character in the desert, culminating i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 2, 2014

Album Of The Week: How To Dress Well “What Is This Heart?”

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 »

By: Tom Breihan / June 24, 2014

The Story Behind The Soothing Cisco Hold Music Sampled On How To Dress Well’s “Precious Love”

Sometimes inspiration strikes you in the most unlikely places: in the car, at 3AM when you can't sleep, and maybe even when you're frustrated, bored, and on hold with customer service. That seems to have been the case for How To Dress Well's Tom Krell, who samples hold music on "Precious Love," one of the… More »

By: James Rettig / June 19, 2014

Stream How To Dress Well “What Is This Heart?”

The upcoming LP from Tom Krell's How To Dress Well, "What Is This Heart?", is one of the year's best -- following his remarkable live debut of the album last week in NYC, the record came in at #6 on our list of The 50 Best Albums Of 2014 So Far. For anyone… More »

By: Michael Nelson / June 18, 2014

How To Dress Well’s “What Is This Heart?” Had A Spectacular Live Debut

Last night in New York City, Tom Krell debuted most of the songs from "What Is This Heart?", the highly anticipated third album of his influential experimental R&B project How To Dress Well. Yet the most significant moment of the evening came from a throwback to one of the earliest songs of his career. Krell… More »

By: Miles Bowe / June 12, 2014

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

The real best music video of the week is this: the debut effort from Tyler Breeze, bad-guy male model character in WWE's developmental system, a sort of excessively narcissistic take on pre-personal journey Derek Zoolander. I didn't put it on this week's list because it's not, strictly speaking, a good music video. But if… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 6, 2014
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