Porches have released Water, a new EP that is the follow-up to this year’s Pool. It is comprised of stripped-down versions of songs from Pool, the “melodic skeleton,” as the press release puts it, as well as a few of unreleased songs. Stream it here. They also released a video for “Black Dress,” which stars Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes dancing in a studio with a few performers Watch that below.
I spent the first year after releasing Slow Dance In The Cosmos teaching myself how to record music. I ended up with a bunch of pretty realized demos for songs that ended up on Pool during that process. It was a loose and explorative time for me. I wanted to release a select few of these “demos” because I always find the excitement captured by recording a song when you first write it to be almost impossible to recreate later down the line. I chose to rerecord all of the songs that were to be on ‘Pool’ because I felt like by the time I had a batch of songs that I felt would make an album, I had grown as a producer and wanted to give them another pass. Either way, it’s fun to listen back to these earlier versions of the songs and remember how they first existed.