The Strokes will always stand as avatars for a certain time in New York City’s musical history. And in a sense, Porches, Aaron Maine’s DIY folk project-turned-chillwave revival band, is emblematic of New York rock music right now. So it’s intriguing to hear Porches’ take on the Strokes’ Is This It deep cut “Trying Your Luck” (which, anecdotally, was the first Strokes song I ever downloaded on Napster). Maine and his mates covered the song live on SiriusXM, softening its edges and steering it somewhere between the Smiths and Dire Straits. Check it out below.
Porches’ album Pool is out now on Domino.