Both work in the realm of snappy but introverted synth-pop, but where Bailey starts parties, Maine is more likely to soundtrack the day after one, where the memories of dance floors from 14 hours ago flicker behind the eyelids, as elusive as proper sleep. The House, Porches’ third album, cloaks itself in the trappings of rug cutters – deluxe melodies, vocal hooks, 4/4 digital drums – but finds more comfort in moments of reflection than adrenaline. The House knows that pop’s fascination with tonight being the last and only night is a lie; there’s always another morning to look forward to.
The House is out January 19 via Domino.
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