Porches's Aaron Maine blurs the lines between music and poetry

Aaron Maine of Porches Buy this photo “I don’t really know, actually,” said Aaron Maine, the mastermind behind Porches, taking a long, patient pause. “I don’t even know how to describe it in a lot of words,” he finished, after I asked him to describe The House , his third official full-length album and second for Domino Recording. It wasn’t quite the answer I expected, but it reveals the personal necessity of his art. If he could have said what he needed to say with The House any other way, he would have. There is no way for him to condense his truth any further. Maine tours with the band, but it’s no secret that he’s the project’s creative force. He wrote every song on The House aside from “Understanding,” penned and performed by his father, Peter Maine. This track and several others reflect what seems to be a fresh branching out in Maine’s creative process. Dev Hynes of Blood Orange joins him on leading single “Country,” Alex Giannascoli of (Sandy) Alex G on “Leave the House” and his girlfriend Kaya Wilkins — who performs as Okay Kaya and recently appeared in the Norwegian supernatural horror-thriller “Thelma” — on […]

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