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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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
Thomas Mullarney and Jacob Gossett, aka Brooklyn duo Beacon, introduced themselves to the world with the No Body and For Now EPs, both released last year on Ghostly International. The EPs were united by minimalist, R&B-influenced instrumentation, and also by a lyrical theme, with both serving as meditations on the darkness that underpins the most intense of human emotions: love.

The duo’s debut album The Ways We Separate both consolidates and develops these ideas. The album focuses, as the title suggests, on the idea of separation — both within the context of relationships and in a more intimate, psychological sense. As Mullarney explains, “The narrative contained inside The Ways We Separate deals with two kinds of separation: one where two entities grow apart, and the other where we grow apart from ourselves. Over the course of a relationship, the two sometimes happen together, one being the result of the other.”
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
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Rickshaw Stop
155 Fell St
San Francisco, CA, 94102
http://rickshawstop.com