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Pool (Porches album)

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Length  38:11
Artist  Porches
Genre  Alternative/Indie
Producer  Aaron Maine
Release date  5 February 2016
Label  Domino Recording Company
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Released  February 5, 2016 (2016-02-05)
Studio  Aaron Maine's apartment in Manhattan Business District Salvation Recording Co., New Paltz, New York
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Pool is the second studio album by New York-based musician Aaron Maine's Porches project. The album was recorded in Maine's New York City apartment, and released on February 5, 2016 on Domino Records.


Porches underwater

Critical reception

Pool received largely positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 75, based on 15 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".

Jeremy Gordon of Pitchfork Media praised the album, stating, "Pool is an introspective record, tailormade for lonesome nights. It was made in Maine’s apartment, and while the record has a noticeably professional pop sheen, there are still vestigial hints of amateurism (such as the sound of fingers squeaking against the strings on album opener "Underwater") that convince me of its ideal setting. Anyone who lives in a city knows how easy it is to be pulled between lonely apartments and lonelier dance floors. By the end, the appeal of water becomes clear. You immerse yourself in it, disappearing from the rest of the world, but you’re still close to land."

Track listing

All tracks written by Aaron Maine.


  • Aaron Maine – writing, performing, recording, production, engineering, photography
  • Cameron Wisch – drums (3, 4, 8, 9, 12), performing
  • Kevin Farrant – guitar (4, 8, 9), performing
  • Maya Laner – vocals (8), performing
  • Seiya Jewell – performing
  • Additional personnel
  • Greta Kline – vocals (2, 3, 5), bass (4, 8, 9)
  • Taylor Clay – saxophone (12)
  • Hunter Davidsohn – live drums recording, additional guitars recording
  • Christopher Daly – vocal recording (1, 3, 4)
  • Chris Coady – mixing
  • Greg Calbi – mastering
  • Jessica Lehrman – cover photo photography
  • Songs

    3Be Apart3:06


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