DOWNLOAD: How To Dress Well - "Take It On" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: How To Dress Well - "Ecstasy wit Jojo" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: How to Dress Well - "Suicide Dream 2" Spirituals Remix (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: How to Dress Well - "Ready For The World" Twins Remix (MP3)
How To Dress Well's new 7" art
I've never been one to ache for the days of pelvic-thrusting 90s R&B of the-photocopied-from-the-Jodeci-blueprint sort, but luckily Tom Krell, AKA How To Dress Well has taken that ball and ran with it in another, fascinating direction. Haunting and soulful, How To Dress Well is the lo-fi ghost of R&B, replacing the sexy talk with a dream-pop undercurrent. The one man machine is preparing his new limited to-300 7" "Ecstasy With JoJo / Take It On" for release on August 30th via Transparent, an appetizer for Krell's debut LP Love Remains due via Lefse on 9/21. Download both tracks from that 7" above in addition to a pair of remixes, and check out videos of two tracks from the upcoming LP below.
"I don't want to be a hater but when I see some people perform live, they stand behind a keyboard and hold one note and sing into a microphone with their head down to make it look like they're real musicians. I want to go the exact opposite direction. Kool Keith says pop stars are like wack ass Britney Spears with headsets-- that's what I want to be. Like a pop singer. -[A recent interview with Pitchfork]Pressure's on, brah.
Love Remains tracklisting, videos, and some tour dates are below..
HOW TO DRESS WELL - "Decisions" (feat. Yüksel Arslan)
HOW TO DRESS WELL - "Suicide Dream 2"
HOW TO DRESS WELL - LOVE REMAINS
01 You Hold the Water
02 Ready for the World
03 My Body
04 Suicide Dream 2
05 You Won't Need Me Where I'm Goin'
06 Can't See My Own Face
07 Walking This Dumb
08 Date of Birth
09 Escape Before the Rain
10 Endless Rain
11 Lover's Start
12 Mr. By & By
13 Decisions [ft. Yüksel Arslan]
14 Suicide Dream 1
THE GOLDEN FILTER - 2010 TOUR DATES
Aug 13 2010 Glasslands (w/ How To Dress Well) Brookyln
Aug 20 2010 Downtown 727 Bogota, COLOMBIA
Aug 21 2010 Grand Central Miami, FL
Sep 10 2010 Hopscotch Festival Raleigh, North Caro, US