Connect Sessions — The Work

After a month in the hothouse, last week's live event at the Brooklyn club Verboten, finally saw the premieres of the Connect Sessions powered by…
SPIN Staff / December 23, 2014

Connect Sessions Ep. 10 — Com Truise, How to Dress Well, and Ian Williams Take the Stage

Interviewed a few hours before taking the stage of the live Connect Sessions powered by Microsoft event at the Brooklyn venue Verboten last Wednesday, December…
SPIN Staff / December 22, 2014

Connect Sessions — Boldfaced Names

The December New York winds let up long enough on Wednesday night that attendees of the live Connect Session powered by Microsoft were able to…
SPIN Staff / December 19, 2014

Connect Sessions — Live/Wired

Among the qualities differentiating North Williamsburg dance-club Verboten from its chic-nightlife neighbors is a one-of-a-kind Martin Audio sound system that’s among NYC's best-kept secrets. On…
SPIN Staff / December 19, 2014

Connect Sessions — The Roles of Success

At first, the collaboration between How to Dress Well and TRUSST was one fueled by desperation. In early 2014, Tom Krell, the soulful pop singer…
SPIN Staff / December 16, 2014

Connect Sessions Ep. 9 — Collaborating 101

The successful engagement of natural, distinctly separate creative energies — swirling, combining, editing and balancing one another — is at the heart of any great…
SPIN Staff / December 15, 2014

Connect Sessions Ep. 8 — Subverting the Digital Paradigm

One of the aesthetic qualities which unites Tom Krell, the musician also known as How To Dress Well, and Melissa Matos, who runs the creative…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2014

Connect Sessions — ‘Realism is a Genre!’

There is a logic to the music Tom Krell currently records under the name How to Dress Well that he recognizes and cultivates as being…
SPIN Staff / December 11, 2014

Connect Sessions — In the Studio With How to Dress Well and Melissa Matos

One fascinating thing about the collaborative partnership between the pop musician who records as How to Dress Well (Tom Krell) and the multi-disciplinary artist TRUSST…
SPIN Staff / December 11, 2014

Connect Sessions Ep. 7 — Planning for Spontaneity

At times, collaborators gravitate toward one another because of social connections — at others, because they share artistic values. In the case of Tom Krell,…
SPIN Staff / December 11, 2014

Connect Sessions — Intimate Progressive

To get inside the creative work of Melissa Matos, it's important to note that her focus of study at Concordia University in her hometown of…
SPIN Staff / December 10, 2014

Connect Sessions — Strange Bedfellows

Sometimes, the eyes give it away. Watching Seth Haley, the electronic musician better known as Com Truise, and Deborah Johnson, who under the name CandyStations…
SPIN Staff / December 9, 2014

Connect Sessions Ep. 6 — Leaps of Faith

Not everyone is built for partnerships. Through the ages, many artists have reveled in the role of the lone wolf. Electronic musician Com Truise (née Seth Haley)…
SPIN Staff / December 8, 2014

Connect Sessions — Eighties Child

Talk to Seth Haley for a while and you can't help but sense his natural inquisitiveness and recognize how he's self-paving his own creative road.
SPIN Staff / December 8, 2014

Connect Sessions Ep. 5 — Geometric Designs

The first thing that any artistic collaboration requires is an honest appraisal of the artists' shared values: where do the different creative ideas meet, overlap,…
SPIN Staff / December 5, 2014
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