HOW TO DRESS WELL

HOW TO DRESS WELL

Beacon, Seatraffic, with DJ Kevin of EpicSauce.com

Wed, December 5, 2012

8:00 pm

Rickshaw Stop

$12-14

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This event is all ages

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HOW TO DRESS WELL
HOW TO DRESS WELL
Garnering inspiration from a broad range of artistic, cinematic, philosophical, and musical sources How To Dress Well, aka Tom Krell, creates music that is provocative and compelling. Though the arrangements are remarkable, it is Krell’s singing voice that truly carries this record. At the heart of each song there is a chorus of disarmingly beautiful vocal lines that are as angelic as they are harrowing. His voice seems to swell up out of nowhere, the multiple tracks colliding with each other to form stirring, otherworldly harmonies, overtones, and distortions. His mysterious lyrics are delivered through striking vocal melodies as Krell experiments with his exceptionally wide vocal range. His work presents us with a complex and difficult sound that is somehow still immediately approachable: Krell’s compositions are abstract and yet unmistakably pop and r&b, are alien yet in no way alienating. Ultimately, How To Dress Well’s Love Remains is an exploration of voice and sound that transgresses typical expectations about song structure and the place of vocalization in the compositional whole in order to inspire thought and evoke enthralling images of what is left of love after it is broken and how to find in ourselves and in our truest bonds those places and moments where love remains.
Beacon
Beacon
The best music is music that can make you think as well as feel, sounds that are as visceral as they are cerebral. And the best love songs are those that acknowledge that the power of human sexuality can be just as terrifying as it is thrilling, that the passion that leads us to love can also lead us into dark, dark places.

Welcome to the world of Brooklyn duo Beacon, who explore the dark side of the sweet melody with a sound that's as seductive as it is subtly discomfiting. The duo—Thomas Mullarney III and Jacob Gossett—met at Brooklyn's Pratt Institute, where they were studying sculpture and painting respectively. As with many other great musical partnerships, this one involves two disparate sets of influences coming together to form a sound that's both fresh and exciting. They fuse the deceptively sweet melodies of R&B with an intoxicating undercurrent of darkness, drawing on influence as disparate as Warp's back catalogue and Underworld.
Seatraffic
Seatraffic
Seatraffic is Mark Zannad (vox, synths) and Brandon Harrison (drums). Hailing from San Francisco, the duo’s brand of shoegazy dreampop uses the city’s richness and dynamic culture as a muse. They formed during the cold summer of 2011 and later released their self-titled EP in November 2011.

"The San Francisco electronic pop duo takes a page out of the 1980s synth playbook, and executes it with a shiny modern gleam, incorporating dreamy reverb, and heavy, shoe-gazing beats." --SF Bay Guardian
with DJ Kevin of EpicSauce.com
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Venue Information:
Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com