According to the PorchesÂ Facebook page, â€śdark muscleâ€ť is the genre of the projectÂ fronted by singer/songwriter/producer Aaron Maine, a.k.a. Ronald Paris. Itâ€™sÂ an oddly spot-onÂ description ofÂ Maineâ€™s brand of haunting synth-pop, steeped in post-rock influence. If the lead single â€śHourâ€ť isÂ any indicator,Â thereâ€™s plenty more gorgeous gloomÂ to look forward to onÂ Porchesâ€™ upcoming Domino debut, Pool, out February 2, 2015.
The total quantity of the limited color vinyl is a little unclear: Dominoâ€™s US site states â€ślimited to 350 for the US,â€ť and the UK site says â€ślimited to 750â€ť (countries not specified), so itÂ could be a pressing of 750-1100 copies worldwide if they are exactly the same version.
Domino Mart exclusive version of the album on limited pressing coke bottle vinyl with spot gloss detail on jacket, limited to 350 for the US, includes 12â€ťx12â€ť insert and MP3 download card.
February 2016 marks the much-anticipated release of Pool, Porchesâ€™ debut full-length for Domino and a major step forward for frontman Aaron Maineâ€”as an evolving singer / songwriter, and as a nascent producer. Written and recorded almost entirely in the Manhattan apartment he shares with his partner and frequent collaborator, Greta Kline a.k.a Frankie Cosmos, Pool is an elegantly drawn set of gorgeous synth-driven pop songs, and an expansive re-articulation of the melancholy weâ€™ve come to expect from him; from the pristine harmonies of â€śHourâ€ť to the undulating R&B of â€śUnderwaterâ€ť to the Auto-tuned majesty of the title track. â€śI feel like I naturally gravitate towards the more melancholic experiences in life,â€ť he says, â€śbut this time around I tried to dissect those moments and somehow extract what was so beautiful about them.â€ť The resultâ€”recorded twice, and eventually mixed by Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, Beach House, Tobias Jesso Jr.) in his Los Angeles studioâ€”is a sophisticated and fully immersive listening experience, with Maineâ€™s voice at its center. â€śI want people to feel dark, beautiful and strong when they hear this new record,â€ť he adds, â€śI want them to fall in love.â€ť
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06. Even the Shadow
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