Porches’ third record “The House” is a conscious effort in minimalism and honesty. “Making ‘Pool’”—the band’s 2016 breakthrough record—“I learned how valuable the spirit of the demos are,” says singer Aaron Maine, “so this time I made a point of capturing a song the day it was conceived.” Because of this desire to document immediate sensations, the record’s fourteen tracks offer a series of diaristic vignettes. There are moments of emerging from fear of ego death, escaping the corporeal, the terrifying thrill of young love, and parting with the past. While these themes possibly paint “The House” in a dark light, the record is marked by an excitement at the prospect of self-discovery, and commitment to the process of getting there.
Though Aaron largely composes on his own, “The House” features contributions by Alexander Giannascoli ((Sandy) Alex G), Dev Hynes (Blood Orange), Maya Laner (True Blue, Porches), Kaya Wilkins (Okay Kaya), Bryndon Cook (Starchild & the New Romantic), Cameron Wisch (Cende, Porches), Jason Arce, Bea1991, and his own father, Peter Maine. As with “Pool”, Aaron brought his recorded work to Chris Coady (Beach House, Slowdive, TV on the Radio), who then mixed “The House” at his Sunset Sound studio.
Porches’ last album “Pool” was not only one of our absolute fave releases last year, but also gave way to Easily one of our Top 5 Live Shows of 2016. So we’re Super Excited to deliver to you the Icy and Cool new single “Find Me” as first look and listen into Aaron Maine’s (aka Porches) “The House”!
“he populates the song with an arrhythmic bass drum backbeat, bright keys, and a brash synthesized horn that could have been borrowed from Underworld. This sense of overarching confusion only deepens the songs uncanny magnetism.”–Pitchfork
“Despite its relatively chilled out exterior, boiling beneath the surface of the ’90s-tinged single are feelings of anxiety and the need to escape.”–Consequence Of Sound
“On ‘Find Me,’ he paints anxiety with a throbbing 90s house beat and chirping vocal blips. The accompanying video imagines a verdant search for solitude. Finding that solitary place, it seems, can evoke euphoria.”–NPR
“Maine ruminates on concepts of anxiety, escape and isolation.”–PASTE