Fri Dec 14 2012

9:00 PM

Co-Prosperity Sphere

3221 S Morgan St Chicago, IL 60608

$15 (17+)

Ages 17+

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HOW TO DRESS WELL is the stage name of songwriter and producer TOM KRELL. Combining a gorgeous falsetto with fractured R&B-influenced beats, an instinctive ear for subtly devastating melody and elements of noise, sound collage and avant-garde composition, KRELL’s 2012 release Total Loss, out via Weird World/Domino, offered a beautiful window into a startlingly realized artistic imagination. HOW TO DRESS WELL has garnered vast critical claim and even been accredited with having given birth to a new, narcotized strain of R&B that has since spawned a host of imitators. Brooklyn-based duo BEACON craft super smooth electronic with some heavy beats and R&B inspired vocals - as if that were all thrown together and taken out on the streets of Tokyo late at night. They put on an intoxicating live show, full of escalating, surging beats and rich, hypnotizing vocals, one that has had them sharing stages with GOLD PANDA, DROP THE LIME and NICK CATCHDUBS, among others. Electronic one-man rocker GRADES is the project of Chicago’s KORTLAND CHASE, who you may know from CHATTY CATHY or the new post-punk band PINK AVALANCHE. We can assure you that his live show is not to be missed, so show up early for a great show at a new venue for Empty Bottle Presents.

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Empty Bottle Presents
How To Dress Well, Beacon, GRADES

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    Research fellow Tom Krell makes ghostly, lo-fi R&B under the moniker How to Dress Well, a name he stumbled upon and adopted as his own in a Minneapolis bookstore in 2004. As a little boy, Krell loved late-'80s and early-'90s R&B artists including Keith Sweat and Ready for the World, and since he was a late bloomer, he could sing along to songs by female vocalists well into his teens. However, in high school he played in various metal and hardcore bands, then switched to making drone-based music in his twenties. Krell made live experimental music as How to Dress Well by looping layers of his voice while he was living in Brooklyn, but it was when he moved to Cologne, Germany and collaborated with the likeminded artist cokc dokc that he began recording under that name. Krell blended his childhood love of R&B with the abstract noise of Black Dice, filtering it all through lo-fi recording techniques. He released the first How to Dress Well EP, The Eternal Love, in October 2009 as a free download via his blog, and more EPs followed at the rate of about one per month through April 2010. Krell signed to Lefse Records, which released his first official single, Ready for the World, in July 2010 and How to Dress Well's debut album, Love Remains, that October. ~ Heather Phares, Rovi

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    The Brooklyn-based duo craft super smooth electronic with some heavy beats and R&B inspired vocals - as if that were all thrown together and taken out on the streets of Tokyo late at night. They put on an intoxicating live show, full of escalating, surging beats and rich, hypnotizing vocals, one that has had them sharing stages with Gold Panda, Drop The Lime and Nick Catchdubs at Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival, and a special show this weekend with Matthew Dear, Light Asylum and MNDR.

    It's a chance to watch the band perform tracks off their acclaimed EP, For Now, before the release of their highly anticipated debut record on Ghostly in the new year. Check out tracks like "Feeling's Gone" on Pitchfork and "Safety's Off" on FADER, and let me know if you'd like to set up an interview. Spots for this show are limited, but I will try to accommodate anyone who would like to check it out - it'll be a big one.

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Empty Bottle Presents


How To Dress Well, Beacon, GRADES

Fri Dec 14 2012 9:00 PM

Co-Prosperity Sphere Chicago IL
How To Dress Well, Beacon, GRADES
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$15 (17+) Ages 17+

HOW TO DRESS WELL is the stage name of songwriter and producer TOM KRELL. Combining a gorgeous falsetto with fractured R&B-influenced beats, an instinctive ear for subtly devastating melody and elements of noise, sound collage and avant-garde composition, KRELL’s 2012 release Total Loss, out via Weird World/Domino, offered a beautiful window into a startlingly realized artistic imagination. HOW TO DRESS WELL has garnered vast critical claim and even been accredited with having given birth to a new, narcotized strain of R&B that has since spawned a host of imitators. Brooklyn-based duo BEACON craft super smooth electronic with some heavy beats and R&B inspired vocals - as if that were all thrown together and taken out on the streets of Tokyo late at night. They put on an intoxicating live show, full of escalating, surging beats and rich, hypnotizing vocals, one that has had them sharing stages with GOLD PANDA, DROP THE LIME and NICK CATCHDUBS, among others. Electronic one-man rocker GRADES is the project of Chicago’s KORTLAND CHASE, who you may know from CHATTY CATHY or the new post-punk band PINK AVALANCHE. We can assure you that his live show is not to be missed, so show up early for a great show at a new venue for Empty Bottle Presents.

(BV Chicago) (FADER) (Flavorpill) (Pitchfork BNM) (Pitchfork.TV +1) (Time Out)