Porches, the musical alias of New York artist Aaron Maine, returns today to announce his fifth album, All Day Gentle Hold !. A peek at the album arrives in the form of “Okay” and its accompanying video, directed by Maine. After a year of isolation, “Okay” bursts open with a banging determination to reconnect with the world.

Maine says, “I recorded this album in my room between October 2019 and April 2021. The world was flipped and I wanted to make something injected with as much love, urgency, and lust for humanity as I possibly could.

All Day Gentle Hold ! is a celebratory collection of songs. Harder, faster, shorter and louder than any other Porches record, it’s direct and pointed, charged up and chaotic, described by Maine as “the most energetic, off-the-cuff moments, collaged together into the most captivating songs [he] could make.”

After years of experimentation, this record was an effort to create the music Maine makes most naturally, cut down to its most fundamental parts. Without the structure of ordinary everyday life, he focused on the blind momentum of making music regardless of what would happen to his career, the industry, or the world at large.

Fully embracing his rock roots and the guitar as his main instrument, Maine pared down the maximalism of Ricky Music to a focused sonic palette of two guitars, keyboard, live drums, and a drum machine. The 11 songs, written to work together from the onset, take cues from the cadence of The Ramones, the power of Nirvana, and the influence of teenage years spent listening to pop punk and grunge. Each track is totemic in its angst.

Equally personal and universal, tapping into moments intimate, absurd, banal and strangely everyday, All Day Gentle Hold ! takes the listener on a dreamy, primal journey through the mind of a man coping with an incomprehensible time, reveling in the joy and confusion of living through it all. It was recorded by Maine in his New York home studio, and mixed and mastered by James Krausse.

New Album"All Day Gentle Hold !" OUT 8 OCTOBER 2021


Music Video Porches - Okay (Official Video) - YouTube

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