WATCH: Porches Relives Gym Class Trauma in “Patience” Video

Aaron Maine gets ambushed with basketballs in the clip for his latest Ricky Music single.

We’re a week away from the release date for Aaron Maine’s latest LP as Porches, which has evolved from a lo-fi indietronic project to an art-pop moniker worthy of Domino Records. But before he get to hear Ricky Music in full, Maine is teasing the project with one more melancholic single, “Patience,” which blossoms from a downcast ballad into an explosion of wobbling synths in the final moments. “Patience feels like holding hands jumping out of a tree, and all you can do is laugh at the mess you’ve gotten yourselves into, while the two of you spiral towards the grass in a beautiful sunset,” Maine shared, very poetically, in a press release for the song. 

To get the full emotional experience, hear it soundtrack the video below, in which Maine reluctantly returns to a high school auditorium where he all-too-familiarly gets pelted with balls after performing an interpretive dance wherein he gives birth to a basketball (well, maybe we didn’t all suffer this very specific form of humiliation as teenagers, but the off-white gymnatorium is certainly triggering). 

Ricky Music is out March 13 via Domino—pre-order it here, and catch him on tour at the dates below.

March 23 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry*
March 24 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
March 25 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In*
March 27 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall*
March 28 – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn*
March 29 – Dallas, TX – Trees*
March 31 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern*
April 1 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre*
April 3 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent*
April 4 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent*
April 6 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom*
April 7 –  Vancouver, BC – Fox Cabaret*
April 8 – Seattle, WA – Neumos*
April 10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge*
April 11 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theatre*
April 13 – Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews*
April 14 – Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line*
April 15 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon*
April 16 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall*
April 17 – Columbus, OH – A&R Music Bar*
April 18 – Detroit, MI – Deluxx Fluxx*
April 20 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace*
April 21 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB*
April 22 – South Burlington, VT – Higher Ground Showcase*
April 23 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club*
April 24 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met RI*
April 25 – Washington, DC – The Black Cat*
April 27 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church*
April 29 –  New York, NY – Webster Hall*

May 15 – Brighton, UK @ Great Escape Festival
May 16 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoest
May 17 – Cologne, DE – Artheater
May 18 – Berlin, DE – Privatclub
May 20 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie
May 21 – London, UK – Lafayette

* with Sassy 009

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