How to Dress Well announces new album The Anteroom, shares video for new single “Nonkilling 6 | Hunger”

How to Dress Well announces new album The Anteroom, shares video for new single “Nonkilling 6 | Hunger”
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Tom Krell has an advanced degree in philosophy, and his new How to Dress Well album is called The Anteroom. This is the closest Krell’s come to using a GRE-level vocab word in conjunction with his once-wispy R&B project. (The “What Is This Heart?” cut “Pour Cyril” has a whiff of grad student dweeb humor to it too, with the pun.) Will this minor elevation in diction signal an unexpected shift in sound? A return to the vaporous obscurantism of Krell’s early work after a couple of albums that have spent more and more effort on musical and emotional clarity?? Will there be a PBR&B cover of Fugazi’s synonymously named classic “Waiting Room”??? Only time (and Tom) can reveal the answers to these questions.

(Well, actually, we have the tracklisting, and you can look at it below. It does not include a cover of “Waiting Room”. It does, however, present more evidence that Krell is flaunting that academic background a little more overtly this time around. You’ll see why.)

(Oh, and we have another hint, too: Krell, along with the announcement of the album, has shared a video for “Nokilling 6 | Hunger,” which you can watch below. The video was created in collaboration with Justin Daashuur Hopkins and Cloaking under the aegis of NOH/Wave.)

How to Dress Well also has some tour dates coming up, which you can view below the tracklist.

The Anteroom is out October 19 on Domino and can be pre-ordered right here…right NOW.

The Anteroom tracklisting:

01. Humans Disguised As Animals | Nonkilling 1
02. Body Fat
03. False Skull 7
04. Nonkilling 3 | The Anteroom | False Skull 1
05. Vacant Boat
06. Nonkilling 13 | Ceiling for the Sky
07. A Memory, The Spinning of a Body | Nonkilling 2
08. Nonkilling 6 | Hunger
09. July 13 No Hope No Pain
10. Love Means Taking Action
11. Brutal | False Skull 5
12. False Skull 12
13. Nothing

How to Dress Well North American Tour Dates:

11.12.18 - Washington, DC - Union Stage
11.13.18 - Philadelphia, PA - Jonny Brendas
11.14.18 - Brooklyn, NY - Good Room
11.15.18 - Boston, MA - Museum of Science
11.17.18 - Montreal, QC - Le Ministère
11.18.18 - Toronto, ON - Velvet Underground
11.19.18 - Detroit, MI - The Schvitz
11.20.18 - Chicago, IL - Sleeping Village
11.27.18 - San Diego, CA - Casbah
11.28.18 - Los Angeles, CA - Lodge Room
11.30.18 - San Francisco, CA - Popscene at Rickshaw Stop
12.01.18 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
12.03.18 - Vancouver, BC - The Wise Hall & Lounge
12.04.18 - Seattle, WA - Kremwerk

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