Tom Krell's eerie r-and-bedroom project How to Dress Well has quietly carved out its own niche over the past three years. Since last year's orchestral EP Just Once followed 2010's haunting full-length Love Remains, Krell has kept to himself, moving to Chicago from Brooklyn and taking a bit of time to figure out where to go next. Earlier this week at Club Mystique on the Lower East Side, Krell performed a private show with his new outfitwhich now features a violin playerfor the first time, a concert that Krell says was "extremely special."
Jesse Lirola How to Dress Well's Tom Krell
Chatting from a cafe in Toronto this morning, Krell talked to Sound of the City for a few minutes (his cell phone was dying) about his upcoming record Total Loss (out this fall), his optimistic outlook for 2012, and his love of Janet Jacksonor, at least, The Velvet Rope.More »