Earlier this month, Aaron Maine released a split tape with Tuareg songwriter Mdou Moctar, under the moniker Ronald Paris. Paris' side of the tape feels like a stark departure from Porches.' Slow Dance, both in production and atmosphere, but only if you make the faulty assumption that his Porches. work is Maine's primary port of call.
Originally from the Italian hinterlands, Lorella Paleni first visited New York City in summer 2012 for a six-week intensive painting program at Columbia. There, she encountered eager faculty and a sense of community—elements she felt were lacking during her time at an arts academy in Italy.