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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 beg to differ. Much in the spirit of our inaugural Remixtape this month’s collection features reworkings from both in-demand prostitutes and adept indie rock knob twiddlers. Honorable mention to Tyler,… More »

By: 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 Sister’s remix last summer and this new one’s from Manchester producer xxxy (pictured above). More »

By: 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 picking one extra video that isn’t one of the best of the week, but is still worth watching/talking about, like that excessively violent South Central video from last week. Or… More »

By: 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 gallery of shots. Ask him how he felt about the show if you see him. More »

By: 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 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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