How To Dress Well’s Tom Krell launches Patreon page to connect with fans and build community platform

HTDW Program will unfold over twelve installments in 2021. No doubt, this has been a unique year: since Tom won’t be able to connect with people on tour because of theglobal pandemic, he’ll connect with you via HTDW Program 2021 on Patreon (and Discord).  Tom will share exclusive access to new music, multimedia artworks, conversations with people in various artistic communities, original writing & thought plus much more.

“We simply must create new ways of sharing and valuing. The mechanisms and institutions currently in place continually fail us. We owe it to each other and to the legacies of art and thought that inspire us to forge new paths and build new communities ~ this is why I’m launching HTDW Program 2021 on Patreon; an experiment and hopefully a new path forward for accomplishing my goals as an artist. This is what I’d like to try – to build an uncommon and new kind of space – which is why I’m asking for your support.

Thank you for your time and energy,


Tom has invited friends to join for nearly each month of the Program: a bunch of really interesting artists and thinkers will take part in the monthly Program events, either as guests for the monthly conversations (live on Discord) or as collaborators for new projects. While we’re keeping some of the names as surprises, the guest list includes:  Lyra Pramuk, Clare Rousay, Shlohmo, @momaps5, Sean Monahan (of K-HOLE and 8ball), Lil Internet (of, Sam Hockley-Smith, Emily Lucid (LA-based artist making an original video work for May’s Program), Joshua Citarella, Alexandra Kleeman, Brendan Fernandes, and Nora Khan.

JANUARYNew Confusion: ML/GAN Video piece and LP6 Introduction/ HTDW ProgramIntroduction – New Confusion, Context Collapse, Life Now letter  

FEBRUARY: Love Remains at 10 Years // What Remains Remix Pack // Letter and Conversation

MARCH: 2020 In the Rearview Mix // Favorite Records of 2020 Review letter // Conversation with Aloiso Wilmoth and Sam Hockley-Smith

APRIL: Sunrise Songs EP // The Afflictedness of the Flesh as the Only Possible Universal letter // Conversation with TBA

MAY: PASSING INTO | PASSING OUT //  New Commissioned Original Video Work from Emily Lucid // Conversation with my collaborator (and brother) Dan Krell

JUNE: LP6 record in process: stream of songs from the next HTDW record // Letter on the process of making a record

JULY: Mark Fisher Happy Birthday: 2 songs inspired by K-Punk // “Parasuicide or Why Are My Friends Dead?” Letter // Conversation with Joshua Citarella and TBA

AUGUST: LP6 Digital Chapbook // Instrumentals from LP6 // What Is Called Prayer letter // poetry reading list that guided my writing for LP6 // Conversation with TBA

SEPTEMBER: Anxious EP // We Are All Very Anxious in 2021 Letter // Conversation with Alex Kleeman and Sean Monahan

OCTOBER:  What Is This Heart?” Live Orchestral Album // The Meaning of Bodily Community Letter // Conversation with Brendan Ferndandes and Lyra Pramuk

NOVEMBER: Hallucination, Spirituality, Neoliberalism: In Conversation with Nora Khan and TBA // “Three Visions” Letter // Nootropics Music Experiment

DECEMBER: “The Work about the Work”: The Patreon Recursive Month Where I Create a Work about Creating this Year-Long Program.

Full program to be announced in the coming weeks.  Over the course of the Program, we will announced the surprise guests (“TBA” above).

How To Dress Well is currently working on a follow up to 2018’s Anteroom to be released in 2021 and will be seen live online very soon.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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