Porches (aka New York-based musician Aaron Maine) has just released the video for “Back3School,” the fourth single from their fifth studio album All Day Gentle Hold ! out Friday, October 8.
The visuals for the ecstatic, synth-driven track observe Maine as he glides around an all-white soundstage while performing the song for a teacher wearing a transparent nylon mask.
Over the runtime, the video evolves from having straight-on shots of Maine singing to producing sweeping camera angles and rapidly flashing lights as he draws the audience into the crashing conclusion.
This song is a mystery to me, impending doom mixed with total bliss,” Maine said about the single. “The ‘back to school’ trope, but with an underlying anxiety that something might be terribly wrong, or maybe everything is just fine.
Watch the video for “Back3School” below!
Porches 2022 Tour Dates
Mar 21 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
Mar 22 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Mar 24 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
Mar 25 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Mar 26 – Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club
Mar 28 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
Mar 29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
Mar 31 – Vancouver, BC @ Fox Cabaret
Apr 1 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
Apr 2 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
Apr 4 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Apr 5 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater
Apr 6 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Apr 8 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues (Cambridge Room)
Apr 9 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
Apr 10 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues (Bronze Peacock Room)
Apr 12 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Apr 13 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
Apr 15 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Apr 16 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage
Apr 18 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Apr 19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Apr 21 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Apr 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The First Unitarian Church
May 13 – London, UK @ Lafayette
May 16 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
May 17 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
May 18 – Cologne, DE @ Artheater
May 19 – Berlin, DE @ Privatclub
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