♫♪  How To Dress Well - “Vacant Boat (shred) | Nonkilling 1 | The Anteroom | False Skull 1”

How To Dress Well has returned after a two-year break with a new track called — take a deep breath — “Vacant Boat (shred) | Nonkilling 1 | The Anteroom | False Skull 1.” HTDW’s new one is a graceful, unassuming composition that finds depth among its subdued vocals and its gripping, club-tinged percussion. Wholly engaging for a 7-minute song, “Vacant Boat…” provides a weirdly smooth ride though a series of jolting texture and mood changes; the darkness that unfolds at the 5-minute mark is especially cool.

“Vacant Boat…” is part of a single called “Land Of The Overflowing Urn,” out now on Domino. If the song is any indication of what’s to come later this year, we can expect something a little more frayed and dissonant than what HTDW has offered in the past.

Trigger warning: YouTube may play a Jack White video after this one ends—it did for me.

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CHOCOLATE GRINDER is our audio/visual section, with an emphasis on the lesser heard and lesser known. We aim to dig deep, but we’ll post any song or video we find interesting, big or small.

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