Tom Krell, better known as How To Dress Well, has the silky smooth vox you wish you had. This track by him is dreamy, and is a complete toe tapper, but too bad most people can’t sing along and fully reach his towering notes. Not really new music, but I’ve been hearing it a ton on the radio (KCRW here in LA) and I can’t deny it’s one of the most beautiful songs I have heard in a while. His most recent album came out late last month and Pitchfork obviously liked it, giving it a sterling 8.8 and best new music. Heed their advice and mine as well and keep this guy on your radar.
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So let’s flash back a couple weeks ago when I wrote my last post on Phox, and I told myself I wanted to also post on Jenny Lewis, but then I watched the music video and it didn’t really speak to me. The song is catchy (no doubt it’s gotten stuck in my head at least a dozen times over), but it’s pretty simple, and was lacking something. Guys, Jenny Lewis heard my moans and answered with this. Cross-dressing actresses ain’t your cup of tea? Good thing the song is still infectious as hell and will coat your morning (and probably most of your afternoon) with its whimsical, female baritone vocals. The only thing that irks me is I look nothing like these actresses as men (and that Kristen Stewart looks better as a dude)…does that mean I’m not a man? We’ll discuss this at a later time, but until then, enjoy!
Here’s another toe tapper and a gosh darn good song by Brooklyn band, Here We Go Magic. Robots are becoming a theme of Le Rez-De-Chaussée, and I really like that, so check out this asian robot with the crazy cool dance moves. Many good questions are brought up in this song like “how do I know if I know you” and “how do I know if I love you?” with chill guitar backgrounds, simple drums, and a driving bass line. In all seriousness, I don’t know if their new release will make monumental waves (it got a 6.3 from Pitchfork), but this single may serve as a good spring board into success.