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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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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

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

Keeper of an especially frozen falsetto Pat Grossi, aka L.A.'s Active Child, is releasing his debut album You Are All I See on Vagrant at…
brandon | June 9, 2011 - 10:45 am

Remixtape Vol. 4

You'll only need a half hour to make it through this month's Remixtape. Download: Stereogum Remixtape Vol. 4 (.zip, 65.8MB) TRACKLIST…
Amrit Singh | May 23, 2011 - 4:53 pm

Remixtape: Vol. 2

A few weeks back James Blake told SPIN, "Remixing is like musical prostitution." Ha -- relax, James Blake. This is the column in which we…
Scott Lapatine | March 18, 2011 - 12:50 pm

How To Dress Well – “Ready For The World (xxxy Re-edit)”

We first heard "Ready For The World" a little over a year ago, but it's still got some remixing life in it: There was Twin…
jessica | March 2, 2011 - 3:28 pm

The 9 Best Videos Of The Week

This week's best videos include clips from Rural Alberta Advantage, Rihanna, CocknBullKid, How To Dress Well, and Lord Huron. This week I've decided to start…
jessica | February 4, 2011 - 5:00 pm

How To Dress Well, Autre Ne Veut @ Church Of The Messiah, Greenpoint 1/28/11

Two one-man acts, one freezing night in Greenpoint. Photographer Ryan Muir braved the fog machine, low lights, and iced north Williamsburg conditions to capture this…
Amrit Singh | February 1, 2011 - 9:50 am

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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.
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.
jessica | February 15, 2010 - 3:56 pm
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