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How To Dress Well explore trauma and pain through ancestry on 'Body Fat'


One of the cooler, and more unexpected, subplots of 2018 was how the Museum of Science became one of the best places around Boston to see live music. Sets from homegrown acts like STL GLD and Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys helped set a stage for national artists to roll through, and that’s what we’re getting when How To Dress Well play the MoS on November 15. The show is part of How To Dress Well’s fall tour in support of new album The Anteroom, which hits this Friday (October 19) via Domino. To get up casually worked up, How To Dress Well has shared a striking visual for the LP’s latest single, “Body Fat”, which explores trauma and pain through ancestry. Says Tom Krell of How To Dress Well: “The song is about the intergenerational transmission of trauma — about the way rage persists in the flesh from way before you as an individual. This is why life is painful, why love is difficult… When I first started writing it, I felt like ‘damn THIS is the song I’ve been trying to write for the last five years.” The video was written by Krell, features 3D modeling and animation by Aron Johnson/Crash Override, was co-directed by Justin Daashuur Hopkins and Krell, and produced by NOH / WAVE, who will be providing visuals on the upcoming How To Dress Well — including that MoS date. Get into the clip below.

How To Dress Well 2018 Tour Dates
October 15: London, UK | Corsica Studios
October 18: Amsterdam, Netherlands | s105
October 19: Paris, France | Pop Up Du Label
October 20: Zurich, Switzerland | Stall 6
October 22: Prague, Czech Republic | Cafe V Lese
October 23: Berlin, Germany | Silent Green
October 24: Copenhagen, Denmark | Ideal Bar
October 25: Stockholm, Sweden | Under Bron
October 26: Oslo, Norway | Jaeger
October 28: Bergen, Norway | Landmark
October 30: Vilnius, Lithuania | Kablys
November 12: Washington, DC | Union Stage
November 13: Philadelphia, PA | Johnny Brenda’s
November 14: Brooklyn, NY | Good Room
November 15: Boston, MA | Museum of Science
November 17: Montreal, QC | Le Ministère
November 18: Toronto, ON | Velvet Underground
November 19: Detroit, MI | The Schvitz
November 20: Chicago, IL | Sleeping Village
November 27: San Diego, CA | Casbah
November 28: Los Angeles, CA | Lodge Room
November 30: San Francisco, CA | Rickshaw Stop
December 1: Portland, OR | Doug Fir Lounge
December 3: Vancouver, BC | The Wise Hall & Lounge
December 4: Seattle, WA | Kremwerk