Porches’ Aaron Maine, aka Ronald Paris, is still in his twenties, but he’s managed to fit the artistic evolution of a lifetime into a few years. Porches’ last album, the sticky and unkempt rock record Slow Dance In The Cosmos, was my first real introduction to Maine’s songwriting, but his Bandcamp archive hosts a slew of disparate sounds that always adapt themselves to his inimitable lyricism. Porches have grown into one of the biggest local acts in New York, selling out Bowery Ballroom and opening for Sylvan Esso in the years since Slow Dance was released in the summer of 2013. The band has been working on its follow-up for awhile now, and though fans have heard their new synth-driven material at shows, “Hour” is the first single they’ve released since signing to Domino. Greta Kline (bka Frankie Cosmos) sings accompanying vocals on this track. Listen below.
“Hour” is out now via Domino. Buy it here.