12 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having pared down from a full band to whatever frontman Aaron Maine can fit in his Manhattan apartment, Porches shift their sound from rustic indie-rock to minimal, melancholic synth pop—a change that only illustrates how identifiable Maine’s voice and songwriting is to begin with. Channeling the detached romanticism of ‘80s heroes Depeche Mode and New Order (“Braid,” “Car”) alongside canny distillations of soft rock and trance (“Pool,” “Shaver”), Pool sustains a mood at once cozy and chilly, hinting at depth but staying alluringly at arm’s length.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having pared down from a full band to whatever frontman Aaron Maine can fit in his Manhattan apartment, Porches shift their sound from rustic indie-rock to minimal, melancholic synth pop—a change that only illustrates how identifiable Maine’s voice and songwriting is to begin with. Channeling the detached romanticism of ‘80s heroes Depeche Mode and New Order (“Braid,” “Car”) alongside canny distillations of soft rock and trance (“Pool,” “Shaver”), Pool sustains a mood at once cozy and chilly, hinting at depth but staying alluringly at arm’s length.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

JZwimmer ,

Blissful

This is smooth, low-key electronic synth-pop. The energy is high, but the overall vibe is more chillwave-esque, rolling along gently in the light darkness of summer nights. Excellent album!

TĖõ ,

A pretty perfect downtempo pop album

Much of this album sounds similar to other tracks on it, which keeps the trance-like momentum. Very cool, afternoon-drive or staring-at-the-stars record.

IM here LOL hello HAHA goodbye ,

Great album

Love it

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