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Porches Tries To Reconcile His Two Selves On ‘Do U Wanna,’ From His Upcoming Album ‘Ricky Music’

Porches laid low in 2019, but Aaron Maine is ready for a bigger 2020. He teased his busier year by sharing “Rangerover” a few months ago, and now he is back with a new album: Ricky Music is set for release on March 13.

The record is heralded by “Do U Wanna,” a punchy alt-pop tune on which Maine does some self-examination. Maine describes the track, “‘Do U Wanna’ is a song about looking at yourself and realizing the disparity between how you’d like to act and how you actually act. The fun you vs. the isolated you. I feel like with the refrain I’m almost taunting myself to get up and do something.”

Ricky Music features contributions from artists like Mitski and Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes. Maine said of the album:

“My new album, Ricky Music, was written and recorded between Dec 2017 and the spring of 2019. Mostly in New York at my apartment, but some of it in Chicago, Los Angeles, and various cities while touring around Europe. This record is an account of the beauty, confusion, anger, joy and sadness I experienced during that time. I think I was as lost as I was madly in love. In these songs I hear myself sometimes desperate for clarity, and other times, having enough perspective to laugh at myself in some of my darkest moments. That’s sort of what this album is about, I hope you enjoy it.”

Listen to “Do U Wanna” above, and below, find the Ricky Music art and tracklist, as well as Porches’ upcoming tour dates.

Domino

1. “Patience”
2. “Do U Wanna”
3. “Lipstick Song”
4. “PFB”
5. “I Wanna Ride”
6. “Madonna”
7. “I Can’t Even Think”
8. “Hair”
9. “F*ck_3”
10. “Wrote Some Songs”
11. “Rangerover” (bonus track)

03/23 — Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry*
03/24 — Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*
03/25 — Nashville, TN @ Exit/In*
03/27 — Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall*
03/28 — Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn*
03/29 — Dallas, TX @ Trees*
03/31 — Solana Beach, CA @ Belly Up Tavern*
04/01 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre*
04/03 — San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
04/04 — San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
04/06 — Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*
04/07 — Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret*
04/08 — Seattle, WA @ Neumos*
04/10 — Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge*
04/11 — Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theatre*
04/13 — Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews*
04/14 — Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line*
04/15 — Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon*
04/16 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall*
04/17 — Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar*
04/18 — Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx*
04/20 — Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace*
04/21 — Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB*
04/22 — South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Showcase*
04/23 — Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club*
04/24 — Pawtucket, RI @ The Met RI*
04/25 — Washington, DC @ The Black Cat*
04/27 — Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church*
04/29 — New York, NY @ Webster Hall*

* with Sassy 009

Ricky Music is out 03/13 via Domino. Pre-order it here.

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