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How To Dress Well Covers R. Kelly

Or: Krell covers Kells. Stereogum40's R&B ambassador How To Dress Well files this session filmed by the yourstruly crew, an up-close and exceedingly personal one-shot take on the bittersweet lost-love/lost-soul beauty of R.Kelly's "I Wish." True to HTDW's overriding vibe, it looks and feels like a late-night confessional, which is a slight tonal transformation from… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 27, 2010 - 2:51 pm

Laurel Halo – Sébastien Tellier Remix, King Felix EP

Sébastien's cooed Sexuality come-on "Look" has its pulse pulled down and coated in airy drips of synths and keys by Brooklyn-via-Ann Arbor keyboard/vocal aesthete Laurel Halo, she of the deeply promising King Felix EP and an artist you ought to take time to acquaint yourself with. On Monday night I saw Laurel anchor a bill… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 23, 2010 - 11:13 am

How To Dress Well – “Ready For The World” Video, “Decisions (Spirit Animal Remix)”

To paint one How To Dress Well's '90s R&B-jacking falsetto as straight-up sensual wouldn't be true to the rest of its hues, the loneliness and solipsism; you hear his connection with his awareness of being disconnected with whatever it is he's after. Maybe a girl. In this case, maybe it's the world, or at least… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 10, 2010 - 5:51 pm

Stereogum’s 40 Best New Bands Of 2010

With fall on the horizon, we're escaping a slow summer and shifting into that final, fertile phase of the music year's release cycle. Which makes it a ripe time to get some perspective on the year, in terms of the big records from past favorites, and here, the bands that have introduced themselves as new… More »

By: Stereogum / September 1, 2010 - 1:29 pm

How To Dress Well – “Lover’s Start” Video

"Lover's Start" is one of the first tracks we posted by How To Dress Well, aka the much whispered about project of Tom Krell. The barren Jamie Harley-directed video for the track isn't as sexy as you might've expected, but it captures the feeling of the track with its hazy blue hues. (Also, the protagonist… More »

By: brandon / August 18, 2010 - 11:34 am

How To Dress Well – “Take It On” & “Ecstasy With Jojo”

Here he is, Brooklyn/Köln one-man hype machine Tom Krell aka How To Dress Well, with the latest in a long line of whisper-close hazed out bedsit R&B bullseyes. "Take It On" is the AA side to a forthcoming single on Transparent, a stopgap until this September's anticipated Lefse full-length, and the piecemeal approach to disseminating… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 10, 2010 - 1:37 pm

How To Dress Well – “You Won’t Need Me Where I’m Goin”

Our most recent listen Brooklyn/Köln whisperer How To Dress Well was via a foggy, suffocated "Ready For The World" remix by Twin Sister. You can expect a debut full-length Love Remains in September and "You Won't Need Me Where I'm Goin'" somewhere on it. The song originally appeared on the Can't See My Own FaceMore »

By: brandon / August 5, 2010 - 11:30 am

How To Dress Well – “Ready for the World (Twin Sister Remix)”

Lefse just passed over this B-Side remix of How To Dress Well's "Ready For The World," which is a good 30 seconds shorter than the original. The Brooklyn/Köln whisperers usually sound pleasantly distant and reprocessed even when their work's untouched. Here, Twin Sister abridge the cavernous, vocally rich first draft and stuff it to a… More »

By: brandon / June 30, 2010 - 2:54 pm

How To Dress Well – “Decisions” (Feat. Yüksel Arslan) Video

As mentioned when first posting Can’t See My Own Face: The Eternal Love 2's "Decisions," Turkish surrealist Yüksel Arslan doesn't actually play on the song, but he did provide How To Dress Well's aesthetic inspiration. At the time I suggested maybe those dense, colorful canvasses had something to do with "Decision"'s denser, bolder vibe tha… More »

By: brandon / April 6, 2010 - 3:21 pm

How To Dress Well – “Decisions” (Feat. Yüksel Arslan)

Brooklyn/Köln crew How To Dress Well's "Decisions" is an airy, fragmentary track from their forthcoming Can't See My Own Face: The Eternal Love 2 EP. The song's short, but offers a denser, bolder, less whispered direction than our previous memory-tugging experiences with the shadowy crew. "Decisions" features 70-something Turkish surrealist Yüksel Arslan. "Features" in thi… More »

By: brandon / March 31, 2010 - 11:45 am

How To Dress Well – “Lover’s Start (Desert Voyage)” & “Ready For The World” (Feat. cokc dokc)

If your tastes took an R&B turn in the early '90s, then How To Dress Well sound hazy in a sweet, memory-triggering sort of way. The Brooklyn/German band (here with cokc dokc) muddle and reinterpret the privates-aching love cries of Shai, Silk, and H-Town: all the best melisma you could get from the BMG Music… More »

By: jessica / February 15, 2010 - 3:56 pm
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