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HOW TO DRESS WELL : CHILDHOOD FAITH IN LOVE



"Tom Krell is informed by genre but driven by expression; in his mind, pop music is anything that aspires for the most immediate and impactful connection, even if it risks embarrassment in the process. As a result, his transcendent third LP "What Is This Heart?" is a pop album of the highest caliber."

— Ian Cohen reviews How to Dress Well’s new album, our latest Best New Music pick.





Listen to How to Dress Well’s new album "What Is This Heart?" in full and read our Cover Story.

Listen to How to Dress Well’s new album "What Is This Heart?" in full and read our Cover Story.






How to Dress Well’s ecstatic "Repeat Pleasure", from his forthcoming album "What Is This Heart?"is a Best New Track.



Listen to the epic new Best New Track from How to Dress Well, "Words I Don’t Remember", the first song released from his forthcoming third album.

Listen to the epic new Best New Track from How to Dress Well, "Words I Don’t Remember", the first song released from his forthcoming third album.



"One can click around on blogs and go down YouTube wormholes, but my musical life wouldn’t be what it is if it hadn’t been for the contingent intervention of a record store bro who broke me out of my teen comfort zone and pointed me to a world of musical expression I had never before imagined. In that human intervention, there is the possibility of a truly fresh start: not the next video that algorithmically follows from the video you’re presently watching, not some repost of something trendy, not some banner ad or car commercial or whatever, but a real rupture, a real change effected by a person who lives for and loves music."

How to Dress Well's Tom Krell makes his case for brick-and-mortar music shops in our feature "Record Stories", which has some of our favorite artists— including Danny Brown, Jenny Lewis, Yo La Tengo, and more— talking about their favorite stores.




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here is a remix of how to dress well i did that you can listen to if you want, also it may interest you to know if you did not already know that i post way more on this other tumblr if you want to see more things i post.



How to Dress Well at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris. Photo by Tom Spray— more here. 

How to Dress Well at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris. Photo by Tom Spray— more here




Click to watch How to Dress Well performing right now at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris.




Watch How to Dress Well's Tom Krell talk about “Set It Right”, a tribute to his late friend, and deliver a powerful performance of the track in the latest episode of "+1".



"If you take any of the other musicians that I’m usually grouped in with and compare our records, you’ll find that I make much weirder music than them. One thing I dislike is when I see someone on Twitter say, ‘My favorite R&B acts are How to Dress Well and Frank Ocean.’ There’s a double disservice done there— on one level, to other practicing R&B artists, and on another level, to me, because I think of myself as an experimental musician. The first song on my record is a William Basinski homage, and the third song is a Steve Reich homage. To me, that doesn’t quite line up with me being anyone’s favorite R&B artist."

How to Dress Well's Tom Krell sits down with Larry Fitzmaurice in our latest feature interview.






Atmospheric R&B outlier How to Dress Well's new album, Total Loss, is due September 17. Listen to the record’s closing track, “Ocean Floor for Everything”.