How to Dress Well + Forest Swords

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How to Dress Well’s music has been described with every amalgamation of buzzwords you can fathom—and plenty that aren’t even musical distinctions. From ambient-electonic to PBR&B, HTDW’s sound has baffled plenty a scribe attempting to pigeonhole it. At its core, HTDW is indie R&B; think The Weeknd or Frank Ocean.

The stage name of Chicago’s Tom Krell, HTDW began in 2009 with a slew of online EPs. Honing his sonics into a sea of distant-sounding samples and fractured, minimal beats, Krell crafts moving works of modern soul, aided by his impressive falsetto-vocal confessions of lost loves and depression. His two LPs, 2010’s Love Remains and 2012’s Total Loss, have been praised immensely for their poignancy and artistic merit. Earlier this month, Krell self-released a new single, “Words I Don’t Remember;” highlighted by glistening synths and his signature crooning, the single is a memorable continuation of HTDW’s musical journey.

Tonight at the Church, How to Dress Well will be complimented by Forest Swords, another bastion of trip-hop/experimental R&B. Forest Swords is the stage name for Merseyside, England’s Matthew Barnes, whose EP, Dagger Paths, received widespread acclaim. His newest release, last year’s Engravings, plays towards the dark, psychedelic side of modern electronic music. Leave the glow sticks at home, and prepare yourself for the slow jams. // DANIEL GELB

8:30pm. $15. With Ricky Eats Acid. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St. 215.821.7575. r5productions.com
 

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Monday, March 24, 2014
Recurring: ONCE

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2125 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA
One time only on 03/24/2014. .

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First Unitarian Church

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