How To Dress Well

No, this is not a blog posting with tips for the modern gentleman. Oh, wait: it is. It is, however, another music tip. How To Dress Well is a one-man band from Cologne, Germany. There’s not that much information out there. Pitchfork has an article here and the official blog is here.

Tom Krell leads a double life. During the day, he’s a research fellow currently translating a book of “post-Kantian philosophy” in Cologne, Germany. But after work he’s making narcotized, below-fi R&B as How to Dress Well. In October of last year, Krell started posting batches of his clouded tunes to his blog. They’re marked by his piercing voice, which bears a resemblance to Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, or even Justin Timberlake at his most fragile and falsetto-y.

Here’s the official video for “Lover’s Start”, directed by Jamie Harley, taken from HTDW’s debut album, Love Remains, released on September 21, 2010 on Lefse Records.

Clip originally from the 1971 movie Franz, starring Jacques Brel.

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