Like the voice of a lonely, shipwrecked ghost rising up through the coral reefs and the swirling turquoise waters and frolicking gaggles of sexy, sultry mermaids (note: NOT seapunk mermaids; they are totally rad, enchanting mermaids) comes the latest single from How to Dress Well, and appropriately, it’s entitled “Ocean Floor for Everything.” Check it out at the Chocolate Grinder. These textures and harmonies are so thoughtfully laid, it’s like you can practically see dude’s future philosophy degree in there, schooling merbabes on Socrates, Nietzsche, and yeah, that’s right, the philosophy of L-O-V-E. Because Tom Krell — the talented gent behind How to Dress Well — isn’t just about fine fine smooth melodies. Nope, he’s a songwriter, a producer, and — no joke — a grad student in philosophy.
Krell’s a busy man as well as a smart one. After How to Dress Well’s debut album Love Remains (TMT Review) started lighting up the blogosphere™, Krell went on to release last year’s Just Once EP, a special orchestral course in sensual seduction, the proceeds of which were directed towards raising awareness about mental illness. Now Chicago’s Acéphale label has picked up How to Dress Well and will be releasing his latest, Total Loss, this fall. How to Dress Well will be hitting select North American cities on tour this June.
06.05.12 - New York, NY - TBD
06.07.12 - Toronto, ON - The Drake
06.08.12 - Montreal, QC - Il Motore
06.09.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Public Assembly
06.13.12 - Vancouver, BC - Waldorf Hotel
06.14.12 - Portland, OR - Holocene
06.15.12 - San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop
06.16.12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
06.23.12 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Festival