Posted in music | tour dates on August 13, 2010

by BBG

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
How To Dress Well

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.

As mentioned, How To Dress Well's haunting funk will bless Glasslands TONIGHT (8/13, tickets) alongside The Golden Filter, Glasser, and SOARS, but don't expect a simplistic/boring live show:

"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"

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

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



Comments (8)

why does everything good in the world have an age restriction? :(

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 6:59 PM

hummus brah meh, hummus brah meh, hummus brah meh, hummus brah meh...

Posted by Anonymous | August 13, 2010 10:21 PM

This was a REALLY good show, but I'm sure there's gonna be some haters. Bring it.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 2:37 PM

great show!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2010 6:12 PM

I thought it was pretty lame. the guy is completely full of himself.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2010 12:17 AM

yo saw him in brooklyn friday night. his show is so fucking dope. noisier than i expected but dude can flat out sing--- was like an angel.

Posted by brooklaneson | August 15, 2010 2:55 AM

isn't "Suicide Dream" the name of a Haunted Graffiti song?

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2010 1:45 PM

I don't know if this guy can write songs or not. I attempted to listen to love remains and it nearly wrecked my speakers. He definitely needs to learn how to record. Lo-Fi is not an excuse to disregard a proper element of all art forms, presentation. If you are getting this much exposure at least create a good product. Don't shit in my hand and call it a diamond.

Posted by Anonymous | January 13, 2011 8:33 PM

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