I’ve been making music as Porches since 2009. It’s an ongoing exploration of any sounds or ideas that I find interesting in a particular moment. Ideally, as time passes, these seemingly disparate ideas will become unified in the context of the Porches catalogue. Kind of like a public diary. My aim is to swim to the bottom of myself and find the most beautiful and strange things I can offer. Porches is my love affair with music and my love affair with the world. Music keeps me alive and I hope these songs can serve the people that listen to them as well.
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.