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How to Dress Well Announces Remix EP, Shares “Anxious (James Ferraro’s Black Midi Remix)”

Care Remixes EP Due Out July 28 via Weird World/Domino

Jul 13, 2017 How to Dress Well
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How to Dress Well (aka Tom Krell) released his last album, Care, back in 2016 via Weird World/Domino. Now he has announced a new EP of remixes from the album, the fittingly titled Care Remixes EP, and shared one track from it, “Anxious (James Ferraro’s Black Midi Remix).” Care Remixes EP is due out July 28 via Weird World/Domino. Check out “Anxious (James Ferraro’s Black Midi Remix)” below, followed by the EP’s tracklist.

How to Dress Well has also announced an event, WE ARE ALL VERY ANXIOUS, to take place at the NeueHouse, Hollywood on July 28, 2017. It’s described as “an immersive installation of sound, video, and text.”

Here is the full description of the event from the press release:

“Each phase of capitalism has a particular affect (emotion, bodily disposition, way of relating) which holds it together. This affect always lives in society as a kind of public secret.

“Incessant refreshing, economic precarity, rampant surveillance and self-management - the public secret of our contemporary situation in the West is: we are all very anxious. Taking the lead from The Institute for Precarious Consciousness’ ‘Six Theses on Anxiety,’ Artist Tom Krell (aka How to Dress Well), in collaboration with novelist Alexandra Kleeman and 3D artist Jason Ebeyer present WE ARE ALL VERY ANXIOUS, an immersive installation of sound, video, and text, based around the song ‘Anxious’ from How to Dress Well’s 2016 album Care. The installation will investigate the borderspace where psychic life, pop music and pop culture, reality and the simulation of reality, pleasure and consumption, technological power and technological addiction all coordinate to shape our anxious lives in this new, weird century.

“In the original song, a non-ironic very bubbly bit of pop music, Krell sings: ‘All I want is love and affection/ had a nightmare about my Twitter mentions.’ The gesture of the song, Krell says, ‘is to twin the most saccharine and formally pop pop-song with the affective charge of very explosive anxiety. This anxiety manifests in very peculiar and I think contemporary ways in the lyrics of the song. There is formal homology between the way a pop song is able to hold and mask, but also be energized by anxiety and the way that contemporary life (psychic life, economic life, political life) holds and masks, but is energized and organized by anxiety.’ The installation will be accompanied by a day of events, including a colloquium on contemporary politics, economics, and art, as well as a reading from Kleeman and a performance from How to Dress Well, exploring why and how we are all very anxious. Additionally, we will party to celebrate the work and hopefully have a few moments with one another outside of the anxiety of 21st century life.”

Care Remixes EP Tracklist:

01. What’s Up (CFCF Remix)
02. What’s Up (Kamixlo Remix)
03. Made A Lifetime (Porches Remix)
04. Anxious (James Ferraro’s Black Midi Remix)
05. Anxious (Nick Godmode Remix)
06. Lost Youth / Lost You (Ben Babbitt Remix)

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