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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’s… 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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Sky Ferreira, How To Dress Well @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Brooklyn 03/21/13

Sky Ferreira headlined a sold out show in Brooklyn last night, days after losing her voice at Stereogum’s Range Life show at SXSW. (She was…
Stereogum | March 22, 2013 - 11:48 am

Shlohmo – “Don’t Say No” (Feat. How To Dress Well)

L.A. beat-maker Shlohmo has teamed up with How To Dress Well for this warped, dense take on R&B: "Don't Say No" is a good sign…
Miles Bowe | February 19, 2013 - 1:30 pm

How To Dress Well – “& It Was U (Elite Gymnastics Remix)”

How To Dress Well's Tom Krell and Elite Gymnastics' James Brooks are two Midwestern bedroom-studio auteurs who think hard about music that a whole lot…
Tom Breihan | January 28, 2013 - 2:15 pm

How To Dress Well – “& It Was U” Video

The skittering gospel-house thumper "& It Was U" is my favorite song from How To Dress Well's excellent sophomore album Total Loss, and now it…
Tom Breihan | December 10, 2012 - 11:19 am

How To Dress Well – “Blue Crystal Fire” (Robbie Basho Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

The deluxe edition of How To Dress Well's new, excellent Total Loss features a bonus 7'', a release that features a cover of Robbie Basho's…
Corban Goble | October 5, 2012 - 9:19 am

Stereogum Monthly Mix: September 2012

Fall has fallen, as they say. As a result this month's mix of ten tracks delivered right on time for September's grand finale has all…
Amrit Singh | September 29, 2012 - 9:42 am

Stream How To Dress Well Total Loss

From what we’ve heard so far — “Cold Nites,” “Ocean Floor For Everything” and “& It Was U” — the new How To Dress Well…
Corban Goble | September 10, 2012 - 3:30 pm

How To Dress Well – “& It Was U”

How To Dress Well's Total Loss is out later this month, and today Tom Krell delivers the joyous "& It Was You," a spare, thumping…
Corban Goble | September 5, 2012 - 1:39 pm

How To Dress Well Covers Janet Jackson

Lo-fi R&B chamber-music type How To Dress Well will soon release Total Loss, his sophomore album, and we've already heard the album tracks "Ocean Floor
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2012 - 10:45 am

How To Dress Well – “Cold Nites”

Murky R&B mutater How To Dress Well announced the impending release of his sophomore album Total Loss a couple of months ago, and we posted…
Tom Breihan | July 17, 2012 - 11:25 am

How To Dress Well Remixes Carly Rae Jepsen

How To Dress Well's Tom Krell has been making the rounds lately in preparation for his Acéphale debut Total Loss, a release that he recently…
Corban Goble | June 4, 2012 - 3:51 pm

How To Dress Well – “Ocean Floor For Everything”

The lo-fi R&B adventurer Tom Krell, who records as How To Dress Well, just announced that he'll release the sophomore album Total Loss later this…
Tom Breihan | May 22, 2012 - 11:59 am

How To Dress Well Covers Xiu Xiu

As a part of the fundraising effort for music journalism venture, the founders have put together a compilation (and a box set, for a…
Corban Goble | February 8, 2012 - 3:46 pm

How To Dress Well – “Suicide Dream 2 (elite gymnastics Baptism)”

A couple of weeks ago, we posted "h e r e i n h e a v e n 3," mutant R&B spectre How To…
Tom Breihan | October 11, 2011 - 9:03 am

Remixtape Vol. 6

It's the return of Remixtape, the feature where I listen to a tremendous amount of shitty blog-bait "X Remixes Y" tracks and weed out those…
Amrit Singh | September 30, 2011 - 4:00 pm

elite gymnastics – “h e r e i n h e a v e n 3″ (Cover By How To Dress Well)

Over the summer, the internet-addled production duo elite gymnastics released their sparkling Ruin 1 & 2 collection online, and it was enough to generate a…
Tom Breihan | September 28, 2011 - 9:00 am

Active Child – “Playing House” Video (Feat. How To Dress Well)

Earlier in the summer, we posted "Playing House," a sort of summit meeting of forlorn bedroom-indie falsetto addicts Active Child and How To Dress Well.
Tom Breihan | September 13, 2011 - 3:30 pm

How To Dress Well – “Suicide Dream 2 (Holy Other Remix)”

Berlin producer and Remixtape veteran Holy Other does his ghoulish thing on this rework of one of How To Dress Well's strongest tracks, "Suicide Dream…
Corban Goble | August 31, 2011 - 3:47 pm

Pitchfork Festival 2011: Sunday Recap

Pitchfork Fest’s final day was a scorcher. We’re still recovering, but our tireless photog Graeme Flegenheimer braved the heat to deliver pics of Ariel Pink,…
Scott Lapatine | July 18, 2011 - 10:54 am

How Independent Rockers Celebrated #IndependenceDay

How did you celebrate July 4th? On a rooftop BBQ listening to our summer mix? Maybe you stayed in and watched old episodes of Hoarders
Scott Lapatine | July 5, 2011 - 1:07 am