How to Dress Well

Happy best month of the year, allegiant readers of Wait And Scene! It’s been a while but I haven’t forgotten about you; in fact, I thought of you often…not to be creepy or anything *shifty eyes* Thank you for checking back on my site despite an utter lack of new content. I apologize for my absence in the world of blogging but I can’t say I regret it. I’ve been on a somewhat reckless live-music bender for the last couple weeks that has left me little time for anything. Eating? Sleeping? Showering? What are these daily activities you speak of? I’m joking mom and dad! (Totally not joking, I’m a mess). As I mentioned in my introduction on WAS, I try to live the life of a rock star with a full-time career. I’m at the height of my dysfunction but I couldn’t be happier.

I’ve decided to make a playlist of songs to explain what I’ve been up to since we last “spoke”. Live music for daaaaaays! Here is a list of my fav songs from SOME of the bands that I’ve been lucky to see live in the past two weeks:

1) THE SHINS at the Crystal Ballroom.

2) PURE BATHING CULTURE at the Crystal Ballroom.

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How to Dress Well sounds like the title of a fashion blog that I would totally read…In reality, it’s the stage name of Tom Krell, a bad-ass experimental producer and singer known for a his unique, ethereal sound. I’ve been following this guy for a minute now;  In the past couple of years, his debut album Love Remains (cop this) and his sophomore album Total Loss (cop that) have both received a lot of buzz in the blogosphere and, as a result, his songs have been recipients of some pretty sweet remixes. Cold Nites, the second track off the Total Loss album, has already been remixed by Koreless and Pete Swanson but the most recent treatment of this song by English singer-songwriter Charli XCX has to be my favorite of the three. Charli XCX adds angry talk-rapping and pretty vocals to this haunting track and really makes it her own.

This is one of eight songs off of her recently dropped Super Ultra mixtape. Regarding this mixtape, Charli said:

I don’t want people to be sad when they listen to Super Ultra… I want them to be happy, and I want them to dance. No one dances in this town anymore.

Amen, Charli.

Listen and download the mixtape for free right here on WAS.

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