How To Dress Well
Tom Krell, better known as How To Dress Well, is an experimental pop and R&B singer and producer from Denver, now based in New York. He is known for his ethereal, lo-fi sound, combining synth and sample layers with urban-influenced vocal melodies. Among his influences, Krell cites people like Black Dice, Alvin Lucier, D'Angelo, TLC and The-Dream. In addition to his musical work, Krell is also a graduate student in philosophy.
Krell's first forays into music were in the drone and experimental music genre. In October 2009 he started uploading songs to his personal web page, which drew the attention of several specialised publications. In 2010 he signed with American label Lefse Records, on which he made his debut that July, with the single “Ready For The World”. In November of that year he released his first album, “Love Remains”, on Lefse in the USA and later on Tri Angle in Europe and Asia. In August 2011 he released the EP “Just Once”, featuring cover versions of his songs recorded with a chamber orchestra. How To Dress Well has remixed tracks by artists such as Matthew Dear and Marina And The Diamonds. On stage he plays on his own, accompanied by a laptop that plays the musical tracks he sings on.
“Love Remains” (Lefse-Tri Angle, 2010)
“Just Once EP” (Love Letters Ink, 2011)