"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.
"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.