Tom Krell leads a double life. During the day, he's a research fellow currently translating a book of post-Kantian philosophy in Cologne, Germany. But after work he’s making narcotized, below-fi R&B as How to Dress Well. In October of last year, Krell started posting batches of his clouded tunes to his blog. They're marked by his piercing voice, which bears a resemblance to Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, or even Justin Timberlake at his most fragile and falsetto-y.
At this point, he's got nearly 30 songs up for download, and the recently P4k-highlighted tracks "Decisions" and "Ready for the World" (which is due out as a 7" single on Lefse soon) are great places to start. Krell plans to make his live debut with a few European shows before returning to the U.S. in August.