Two of my favorite Philly bands and loads of my favorite people also happen to love pizza. Pine Barons and The Districts are connected by intertwined band histories, a sincere approach to making music and enjoying life, and… well… pizza. Their kindness and creativity often find them surrounded by talented, like-minded friends/tour family. When I asked them all to let me photograph them while eating pizza and making a playlist, no one had any objections. It turned out as weirdly wonderful as spending any night with them might.
“Clam Jam Pizza Fam” is a bit of a roller coaster ride through decades, true jams, and new favorites that holds tight to a sense of inclusion. While they all contributed to the first 29, I added the last. Joy Again‘s “Looking Out For You” was the song I listened to on repeat all the way home. Hiding love reluctancy in a giddy melody, its warmth washes over in waves of the same welcoming feeling that filled the night.