1. This is pretty amazing.

    pitchfork:

    Turns out a lot of people really killed it at Coachella this year.

     
  2. pitchfork:

    Haim at Coachella. Photo by Chris Tuitemore here.

     
  3. Marian Hill “Lovit” / Out Of Town Films

    Back in January, we spent some time with the Philly electropop duo, Marian Hill, at the middle school where the two first met to document two songs in their old auditorium. It was where they got their start, singing and performing in the middle school theatre. Here’s the second release from that day, “Lovit”. 

     
     

  4. This is excellent. 

    yvynyl:

    Gaze - In the Crowd

    Love getting letters like this one from Tony Zhang:

    hi mark,

    this is tony from philadelphia who makes music under the name of gaze. first i just wanna say that youre such an inspiration to not only the local music scene but around the world. i always looked up to you so this would be so wonderful if you read this letter or even listened to my music.

    anyways, ive been writing songs ever since i was 14 and now im 16. something that really inspired my music was my life and the plant aloe vera, i dont know why but i find that specific succulent amazingly beautiful. it kind of symbolizes my life at this certain age. i remember last summer i would write random songs and record them on my laptop right next to my aloe plants in my bedroom. and some nights i would drink all my mom’s wine and cry and write songs about how boring and dry my life was. not really sure how to describe my music style but dreamy is definitely the word. or maybe chillwave?

    what i really focus on my music is the melody and the synths. i dont necessarily spend that much of time on writing lyrics because i know i suck at it but sometimes i get stuck for a while then something just comes to my mind the door gets opened. i only have 3 songs right now on bandcamp but i used to have an entire album on there, i deleted it and have been working on new songs ever since. if you want to listen to more of it definitely write me back and ill send you some of the old stuff and new stuff i worked on. lets be friends and hang one day

    yours truly,

    gaze n_n

    Ps: oops srry man i really suck at writing letters u_u i hope you bared with it 

    Read more Letters to YVYNYL

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  5. Kwesi K “Great Goodbye” / Out Of Town Films

    Kwesi K invited us over to his place just outside of Philadelphia two weeks ago to document his latest single “Great Goodbye” with a little help from his two friends. 

     
     
  6. (Source: frankocean, via pitchfork)

     
  7. colinkerrigan:

    Ava Luna and their van after their Out Of Town Films shoot. - Philadelphia, Pa  03/24/2014

    (by Colin Kerrigan)

     
  8. colinkerrigan:

    A double exposed Ava Luna during their Out Of Town Films shoot. - Philadelphia, Pa - 03/24/2014

    (by Colin Kerrigan)

     
  9. White+ “greeN” / Out Of Town Films

    After the filming of our Carsick Cars session lead singer Shou Wang transformed into frontman of his other band White +. Joined by a drummer and a jumble of buttons and wires belonging to electronic devices we had never seen before they stunned us with an impressive instrumental set of two songs. 

    We filmed it directly after Carsick Cars as mentioned, but no one had told us that Wang was also one of two people in White+. So not only was it surprising but it was hard to imagine another performance topping what we had just seen. To our delight, it was just as much if not more impressive to see the transition from straight indie rock to an intricate synth and loop driven performance.  

     
     
  10. Berlin based band Fenster stopped by our Philadelphia warehouse to play two songs from their new album “The Pink Caves.’ The first song is “True Love,” the fifth track and a dreamy yet haunting number featuring JJ Weihl on lead vocals.