Domino – January 19th

When Porches broke through with their scrawny, thrashing debut Slow Dance in the Cosmos, no one saw them signing to Domino and releasing an emo-indebted synth-pop follow-up. Clearly their transformation wasn’t due to end there, as The House finds Aaron Maine enlisting alternative music’s craftiest chameleons (Alex G, Dev Hynes) to create a meditative record that’s beholden to the dancefloor. While The House sounds like a step back from some of Pool‘s more chorus-driven pop, it’s undeniably gorgeous and songs like ‘Now The Water’ and ‘Country’ envelope with such pristineness that it feels like you’re free-falling in a gaussian blur. The House feels like another chapter closing for Porches – we’ve seen the Pool, zoomed out to The House – now is Maine ready to take on The World?

Buy: Porches – The House

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