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How to Dress Well Shares “Strong Enuff (Sheryl Crow Cover)” for Anti-Trump “Our First 100 Days”

"Our First 100 Days" Will Include a New Song Every Day for the First 100 Days of Donald Trump's Presidency

Apr 24, 2017

"Our First 100 Days" is an anti-President Donald Trump project. The good folks behind the "30 Days, 30 Songs" anti-Trump campaign during the election have teamed up with Secretly Group for "Our First 100 Days."  More

New Anti-Donald Trump Compilation Features Angel Olsen, Jens Lekman, Toro Y Moi, Mitski, and More

"Our First 100 Days" Will Include a New Song Every Day for the First 100 Days of Trump's Presidency

Jan 13, 2017

During the election many indie rock musicians released anti-Donald Trump songs and likely assumed, like many liberals and Hillary Clinton supporters did, that Trump didn't have a strong chance of winning.  More

Protest Auction Extended Ends Today at 3 PM Eastern - Wild Beasts, Perfect Pussy, and Others

Select Protest Signs Still Available to Bid On, Help Us Donate to the American Cancer Society - Everything Everything, Fear of Men, Amber Arcades, and More

Nov 02, 2016

Under the Radar's one-week Protest Auction for the American Cancer Society ended last week and was a complete success. But as happens every time we do a protest sign auction, a handful of signs didn't sell for whatever reason. More

Protest Auction Extended - You Can Still Bid on Signs by Wild Beasts, Perfect Pussy, and Others

Select Protest Signs Still Available, Help Us Donate to the American Cancer Society - Everything Everything, Fear of Men, Amber Arcades, and More

Oct 28, 2016

Under the Radar's one-week Protest Auction for the American Cancer Society ended on Tuesday and was a complete success. But as happens every time we do a protest sign auction, a handful of signs didn't sell for whatever reason. So we have relisted them. You have until next Wednesday, November 2, at 3 PM eastern to bid on the signs by Perfect PussyWild BeastsEverything EverythingFear of MenAmber ArcadesCullen Omori, and Younghusband. Also still up for grabs is a signed vinyl copy of How to Dress Well's latest album, Care. More

Listen: How to Dress Well - “Can’t You Tell”

Care Due Out This Friday via Weird World/Domino

Sep 19, 2016

How to Dress Well (aka Tom Krell) is releasing a new album, Care, this Friday via Weird World/Domino. Previously he shared a video for the album's first single, "Lost Youth / Lost You" and the audio for "What's Up." More

Listen: How to Dress Well - “What’s Up”

Care Due Out September 23 via Weird World/Domino

Aug 31, 2016

How to Dress Well (aka Tom Krell) is releasing a new album, Care, on September 23 via Weird World/Domino. Previously he shared a video for the album's first single, "Lost Youth / Lost You." Now here's another song from the album, "What's Up." More

Jul 27, 2016

How to Dress Well (aka Tom Krell) has announced a new album and some tour dates. He's also shared the video for the album's first single. Care is his fourth album and is due out September 23 via Weird World/Domino. More

Dec 23, 2015

How to Dress Well has joined forces with the Twitter account @Seinfeld2000 for "The Speed Dial," a new song and video that references the classic '90s sitcom SeinfeldMore

Watch: How to Dress Well - “See You Fall” Video

Directors' Cut of Video Trilogy

May 18, 2015

Coinciding with with his latest album "What Is This Heart?" How to Dress Well, aka Tom Krell, released a trilogy of music videos. More

Listen: How to Dress Well - “Tomb for Anatole”

Part of LuckyMe's Advent Calendar

Dec 15, 2014

Counting down the arrival of Christmas, website LuckyMe has been hosting its sixth annual Advent calendar, posting a new unreleased track, demo, remix or rarity from a familiar artist each day. More

How To Dress Well Shares Mixtape

Announces December Show In Brooklyn

Nov 26, 2014

Tom Krell, the musical mind behind How To Dress Well, has just shared a new DJ mix playlist called "you and I are the same," featuring remixes of Majical Cloudz, Everything But The Girl, FKA Twigs, and more.  More

Oct 27, 2014

This week sees the release of a brand new remix EP by musical artist Tom Krell, a.k.a. How to Dress Well, featuring reworked tracks off his latest LP "What Is This Heart?" More

Oct 03, 2014

Musical artist Tom Krell, a.k.a. How to Dress Well, has announced the forthcoming release of new remix EP, featuring selections from his most recent LP "What Is This Heart?" More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring The Radio Dept., SBTRKT, Caribou, M83, and More

Plus New Tracks from How to Dress Well, James Yorkston, Electric Youth, Wampire, Phil Selway, Ex Cops, Mr. Twin Sister, Mono, Gardens & Villa, and Others

Sep 12, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by The Radio Dept., SBTRKT, Caribou, M83, How to Dress Well, James Yorkston, Electric Youth, Wampire, Phil Selway, Ex Cops, Mr. Twin Sister, Mono, Gardens & Villa, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Real Estate, London Grammar, 2:54, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Songs: Ohio, Vashti Bunyan, Cass McCombs, Christopher Owens, The History of Apple Pie, How to Dress Well, and Others

Aug 29, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Real Estate, London Grammar, 2:54, Jessie Ware, We Were Promised Jetpacks, Songs: Ohio, Vashti Bunyan, Cass McCombs, Christopher Owens, The History of Apple Pie, How to Dress Well, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring SBTRKT, Jessie Ware, Twin Peaks, BANKS, and More

Plus New Tracks from How to Dress Well, A Sunny Day in Glasgow Remixed by Ice Choir, TOPS, Halls Covering Cat Power, Devendra Banhart Remixed by Liars, The Rentals, Gap Dream, The Weeknd, Ex Cops, Ballet School, and Others

Jul 25, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by SBTRKT (featuring Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig), Jessie Ware, Twin Peaks, BANKS, How to Dress Well, A Sunny Day in Glasgow remixed by Ice Choir, TOPS, Halls covering Cat Power, Devendra Banhart remixed by Liars, The Rentals, Gap Dream, The Weeknd, Ex Cops, Ballet School, Esben and the Witch, Owl John, Electric Youth, and more. More

Listen: How To Dress Well – “Let U Know”

“What Is This Heart?” is Out Now on Weird World

Jul 24, 2014

We all had a good cry fest to “What Is This Heart?”, right? Well, just in case you weren’t ready to quit feeling feelings, How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell has a new track for you. More

Jul 02, 2014

Tom Krell, aka How to Dress Well, has released the conclusion to his "What Is This Heart" trilogy. "Childhood Faith In Love" catches up with the protagonists as they wander through the desert following the events of"Repeat Pleasure" and "Face Again." More

Jun 20, 2014

Songwriter Tom Krell, a.k.a. How to Dress Well, is set to release his latest album "What Is This Heart?" next week on June 24. More

Watch: How to Dress Well – “Face Again” Video

“What Is This Heart?” is out June 24 on Weird World

Jun 05, 2014

At the end of How to Dress Well’s video for “Repeat Pleasure” we were promised that the story was “to be continued.” Today Tom Krell proved that he’s a man of his word. More

How to Dress Well Covers Taking Back Sunday, Duets With Angel Olsen

"What Is This Heart?" is out June 24 via Weird World

May 28, 2014

We have one month to go until the release of "What is This Heart?," Tom Krell’s third album under the How to Dress Well name.   More

Watch: How To Dress Well – “Repeat Pleasure” Video

"What Is This Heart?" is out June 24 on Weird World

May 08, 2014

On June 24, Tom Krell—a.k.a. the man known as indie R&B aficionado How to Dress Well will release his new album "What is the This Heart?"  More

Apr 03, 2014

A few weeks ago we heard a new track from How To Dress Well (Tom Krell) called “Words I Don’t Remember.” Now comes the album announcement.  More

Mar 06, 2014

How to Dress Well’s Total Loss was one of our favorite albums of 2012, so it’s exciting to get new music from Tom Krell.  More

Jan 22, 2014

Forest Swords and How to Dress Well are hitting the road together. More

Dec 26, 2013

Take a listen as How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell does his best Smog impression. More

How to Dress Well Axes Tour Dates

Apologies All Around

Oct 24, 2013

Sorry kids, but that How to Dress Well show you’ve been looking forward to? Uh, yeah. That’s been postponed/canceled.  More

Jan 28, 2013

How to Dress Well has announced a worldwide tour in support of his most recent album Total Loss. More

Dec 10, 2012

Talk to How to Dress Well's Tom Krell for five minutes, and it's not hard to see how he's the type of person who would end up working on his PhD in philosophy. Whether the topic is his songwriting process, the ins and outs of the music business, or his personal life, he speaks with a sense of clarity and insight that indicates that he sees connections and contours that most of us likely miss. More

Dec 10, 2012

Releasing his sophomore LP Total Loss earlier this year, How to Dress Well (a.k.a. Tom Krell) has debuted a strange, gold-tinted music video for the track "& It Was U." More

Oct 05, 2012

On the deluxe edition of How To Dress Well's new album Total Loss, frontman Tom Krell included a bonus 7'' that features a cover a Robbie Basho's "Blue Crystal Fire." More

Listen: How to Dress Well Mix

Features Beyoncé, Jimmy Eat World, Prince

Sep 17, 2012

Set to release his latest LP Total Loss this week, Tom Krell, aka How to Dress Well, has shared an hour-long mix of music. More

Stream How To Dress Well’s “Total Loss”

Listen to New Album in Full

Sep 11, 2012

Having already shared a handful of tracks from his forthcoming new LP Total LossHow To Dress Well's Tom Krell has now posted the entirety of the work online. More

Sep 05, 2012

Take a listen to"& It Was U," a new tune from How To Dress Well. The R&B man's new album, Total Loss, streets on September 18th via Acéphale, and the sound is worlds away from his previous, atmosphere-driven material. If you're not dancing by song's end, press repeat and try again. Download the track below and get your groove on. More

Aug 16, 2012

How to Dress Well has announced that along with his sophomore effort, Total Loss (due September 18), he will also be releasing a 7" record as part of a deluxe edition. More

Jul 17, 2012

Soon to return with his sophomore album Total Loss, Tom Krell, aka How to Dress Well, has follow-up his recently released song "Ocean Floor for Everything" with a new cut called "Cold Nites." More

Jun 28, 2012

As recently announcedHow To Dress Well has an album in the works. Today, Total Loss got a tracklist, album art, and official release date. More

How To Dress Well Announces New Album

Listen to "Ocean Floor for Everything"

May 22, 2012

How to Dress Well, also known as musical artist Tom Krell, has announced that he will release a new album entitled Total Loss sometime later this year. More

Jun 17, 2011

How To Dress Well is set to release an emotional memorial to a long-time friend with the new EP Just Once. Preview a track and watch the accompanying video, courtesy of blog Yours Truly. More


Interviews

2015 Artist Survey: How to Dress Well

Tom Krell on 2015's Best Albums, the Election, and Star Wars

Feb 18, 2016

For Under the Radar's 13th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2015. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2015 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. Here are some answers from Tom Krell, who records as How to Dress Well. His latest album, What Is This Heart?, was released in 2014 by Weird World/Domino. 

How to Dress Well

Pain in Real Terms

Dec 10, 2012

Talk to How to Dress Well's Tom Krell for five minutes, and it's not hard to see how he's the type of person who would end up working on his PhD in philosophy. Whether the topic is his songwriting process, the ins and outs of the music business, or his personal life, he speaks with a sense of clarity and insight that indicates that he sees connections and contours that most of us likely miss. More


Reviews

“What Is This Heart?”

“What Is This Heart?”

Weird World

Jun 13, 2014

"The only bad part about flying is having to come back down to the fuckin' world." The Streetwise-sampled words found on Tom Krell's second full-length album as How to Dress Well have lost no potency in the two years since we first heard them. More

Total Loss

Total Loss

Acephale

Sep 20, 2012

“The only bad part about flying is having to come back down to the fuckin’ world,” says the kid on the sample opening “Say My Name or Say Whatever,” the third track on Total Loss. It’s followed by a splash—the coming down, presumably, in the form of a water landing.  More

Love Remains

Love Remains

Lefse

Oct 26, 2010

Tom Krell, the man behind How to Dress Well, has been strategically releasing snippets from his ethereal debut, Love Remains, for over a year and given the overwhelmingly positive response to those previews it comes as no surprise that the album has become one of 2010's most hyped. More