Released: January 19th 2018 | WIGMC406
Porches’ third record The House is
a conscious effort in minimalism and honesty. "Making Pool”—the
band’s 2016 breakthrough record, and Domino debut—“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
(“Leave the House,” “By My Side,” “Now The Water”), escaping the corporeal
(“Now The Water,” “Swimmer”), the terrifying thrill of young love (“Country,”
“W Longing”), and parting with the past (“Wobble,” “Goodbye”).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.