When: Sun., March 16, 8 p.m. 2014
At the opening of “Headsgiving,” the first track on Porches.’ latest record, Slow Dance in the Cosmos, front man Aaron Maine sings, “I give you head / before you head / to therapy.” The line conveys a bittersweet sort of oddball dysfunction that manifests throughout the record. There’s an uneasy vulnerability to Maine’s writing, a dark sense of foreboding softened by an easy jangle and warm, melodic hooks. Porches. play the Monkey House in Winooski on Sunday, March 16, with locals Paper Castles.