Porches-Car//immersed in cool music

The simple can be very complex.

Look closer.

 

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One of the most beautiful things to me, is witnessing abundant sunshine pouring through a window on a cold winter day. The shadows it creates are artistic and lovely. If your eyes are keenly sharp and focused, the floating dust becomes visible and almost poetic as it moves in the light. A simple vision that goes unnoticed day after day, yet when focused on, can almost unnerve the senses.

I remember distinctly the first time I discovered this, as a child, sitting in my father’s favorite wingback chair in a dark basement, TV room. I witnessed a glimmer of sunlight coming through, but it caught my attention and struck me as an interesting, curious phenomena.

Many things we take for granted can, slowly and sleepily, be ignored or forgotten. Do we recognize the beauty and the uniqueness of those everyday occurrences, when we are busy and hurried? Perhaps it is in the quietest hour, where the simple can become utterly beautiful. Oddly, in the calm, I have the feeling of being adrift in a world surrounded by others, yet strangely my thoughts are separate. I wish I knew what others might be thinking. What others might see.

This morning, I woke from a deep sleep, and as my brain ‘came to’ from slumbering dreams, a strand of sunshine swam across my eyes through a small crack in the bedroom blinds. It was a lovely way to wake and it reminded me of that childhood moment, when I felt safe and loved and wildly curious about the world. An honest reflection on time, space and the simplicity of life.

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I am such a nutty fan of Porches. I have been happily listening to them for many years. Their new album, Pool, is out now. Many of the songs grabbed me right away, but “Car”, is a favorite on an album of twelve really solid tunes. Known for his toe tapping beat and smooth, soft vocals this Porches song doesn’t disappoint. “Car” is a lovingly simple idea, yet curiously can become a complex deep thought in its delivery. In my own thoughts, I contemplate my inner ‘drive’ and the direction I am headed, how about you?

Listen.

Porches-Car

“Oh what a machine

Oh what a machine

Oh what a machine

Oh…”

 

photo by jessica lehrman
photo by jessica lehrman

 

The song, “Car”, is titled after an everyday object that we sometimes take for granted until we are without it. A car provides movement and keeps us going forward and beyond where we would be able to go otherwise. I love the way the music spins like a wheel of predictability, but is so pleasing to the ears. Vocals that echo deeply and guitars which keep the music in motion, only confirm the growth of the songwriting and production. I have praised the work of Porches. before, so check this link to catch up and learn more about Aaron Maine and the band.

This song is just one example of many on the album that exemplifies the growing confidence of Aaron Maine of Porches. Here is another beautiful example…simple, yet the idea is so powerful and complex.

Enjoy. These two songs only scratch the surface of the bittersweet depths of the album, Pool.

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Your November Playlist

Need an hour of music while you hatefully pay your bills, study for exams, wait in a long line, or just drink your morning or afternoon coffee? Well, here you go!

Your November Playlist

 

I have made a playlist of all the songs I shared with you this past month. There are some really great tunes here, but I just had to add a couple more. One is a song from Esme Patterson. She has recently teamed up with Shakey Graves on a few songs and I just love her voice and talent. Her song is , “The Glow”. The other song is by The Districts. They are from a small town in Pennsylvania and have an indie rock flare that is really cool. Their song is, “4th and Roebling”. These two songs help to mix up the playlist and round it out. I think you will agree. Enjoy!

 

Porches.-Prism

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wave abstract by Nancy Goldman, fineartamerica.com

Well, this was supposed to be a Mood Monday song, but time slipped away. So instead, I have this tasty Tuesday tune for you, that will almost certainly drop into a song for Wednesday. Yep, that’s how this week is going for me. Swirling time slipping away, out of my control.  I need calm, simple peace, and an immediate stop to the washing machine tumble effect, of each crashing wave of activity that comes my way.

This song is a chill vibe from Porches., and it represents my need for a mood change right now. Ever have one of those busy bustling days where you just need to step back and calm your…woke up way too early and gonna close my eyes right now….feelings? Turn up the volume just a tad on this one and chill with me. A beautifully woven, surround of sound, “Prism” is fresh and mind settling.

 

 

Porches. is the singer-songwriter Aaron Maine. Living and soaking up the New York vibe, he has released a two song 7-inch, titled Ronald Paris House. This song,”Prism”, is a stand alone beauty. “Forgive” is the other song and is equally interesting, featuring his girlfriend and accomplished singer/songwriter Greta Kline (aka Frankie Cosmos).  On “Prism”, soft harmonizing vocals, a back beat thump, and synth-pop perfection help to create the most relaxing, ‘I think I am unknotted now’, tune. Yea, you know, a tune where you kind of hate when it ends so abruptly, only because you want to hear more.

More, more, more.

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Greta Kline (aka Frankie Cosmos) and Aaron Maine of Porches. thesauerbrunreport.com-photo credit

 

 

Recently paired with Terrible Records, a label connected with Grizzly Bear’s Chris Taylor, I am really hoping that my wish will come true. Darn, I didn’t make my blog post on Tuesday after all, because I am posting after midnight…..oh well, I have a new song, a night of solid sleep ahead, and so what, that it’s Wednesday.

Now, listen again and chill with me.