Pen Friends Forever: Pale
Handwritten letters, home-made mixtapes, type-writer testimonials, portraits and postcards to and from your favorite artists. Send your own to Yours Truly on Instagram with the hashtag #ytletters and we'll post it here for you and yours to see.
Pen Friends Forever: Pale
Anthony of Astronauts, etc. gives us our most brotherly Other People's Poetry to date, dedicated to his younger brother who's just starting high school.
The enigmatic, gorilla suit clad duo behind GRUMBY dedicate their Other People's Poetry mix to the cosmic abyss and all that it envelops. Shut your eyes and let the music of Knx, Lindsay Lowend, and JAHKOY fill that void. The Brooklyn pair sign off with the words of philosopher Alan Watts pushing us to tune out our senses and let sound shape our world. Listen in.
Woman's Hour pay tribute to the warm and liminal music of Uku Kuut, the Russian-born, Sweden- and California-raised, Estonia-based composer. Their Other People's Poetry mix recreates the feel of Kuut's music, reaching for that elusive feel when blue-sky expansiveness meets soft nighttime poolside waves.
We usually ask artists to include a dedication of some kind when they send us a mix, but Baton Rouge producer James Prudhomme a.k.a. suicideyear offered the above quote instead (which is, perhaps, a reference to the late painter/optimist Bob Ross).
Houdinne, creator of the incredibile mixtape "Damn" dedicates this phrenetic Other People's Poetry mix dedicated to his girlfriend here.
Enigmatic London artist TALA dedicates her Other People's Poetry mix to the Moroccan streets where she recently filmed her video for "Serbia."
London producer Bayou dedicates his Other People's Poetry mix to his downstairs neighbor who could use some new material to sing along with.
Julia Spada dedicates her mix to a childhood friend in the latest from our Other People's Poetry series.
We wrote a letter to Chelsea Wolfe asking about the murky forests of Northern California and the earthy sounds of her music.
San Diego native Different Sleep a.k.a. Rafa Alvarez dedicates his Yours Truly mix to Chicago, where he currently attends school and does most of his producing.
Chicago producer, JODY vocalist and impeccable dresser James King a.k.a. The GTW dedicates this mix to his sweet honey.
In this edition of Greetings From NY, Ellis of San Fermin reflects on returning to his NYC home after spending months away on tour.
For this very special Yours Truly mix, New York-based producer Wildarms a.k.a. Duncan Cooper dedicates a selection of country favorites to his lovely girlfriend Jessie.
ISSUE eschews drugs and alcohol in favor of guzzling tea and making tracks that sound like transmissions from a faraway planet. A connoisseur of foreign cars, he dedicates this Yours Truly mix to his Ferrari 458, which is "sweet on the outside, but has brutal force on the inside (engine)."
During a recent trip to New York, Washington, D.C., duo GEMS took a stroll along a deserted Pier 54 to snap this haunting portrait in the rain.
Jay Prince, one of our favorite up-and-coming rappers, pens a letter to hero & idol to us all, J Dilla. Read below and stream a new track off his debut Mellowvation.
We write a letter to Lawrence Rothman with all of our deepest questions and he responds in what we can only describe as Rothman-esque.
Lucius take a breather from the oldies and craft up a mix guaranteed to get the heart pumping and the feet moving. Send us any snaps of you cutting shapes on the floor to this hit soaked OPP.
Christian Berishaj of JMSN scrawls some big city advice to send back home with our latest Greeting From NY.
After weeks of being lost at sea this beautifully penned exchange from Hockeysmith falls back into our hands. Look and listen to the unrelenting charm of Annie & Georgie.