The Blow Return with First New Album in 7 Years
Published Jul 24, 2013It's been seven years since electronic art-pop project the Blow issued their Paper Television LP, but the now Brooklyn-based band have finally announced that the follow-up arrives this fall. The duo's self-titled new LP drops October 1 through Kanine Records.
A press release notes that this is the first album to feature the current lineup of founder/vocalist Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne. While Dyne first began her tenure in the Blow "manipulating the visual and aural elements" in concert around 2008, Maricich later brought her onboard to write material for the record as well.
The band described the 10-song cycle as "an odyssey of experimentation," and it was self-produced in and around New York. The duo further explained that "we would travel around with our portable rig, sampling performances from friends and acquaintances, running our sounds through other peoples gear like taking it to an audio spa."
They added of the results: "These songs trace the arc of our somersault into the unknown, holding hands, going backwards through the air, watching to see where we land."
Samples have yet to arrive for the album, but you can check the tracklisting down below, where you'll also find details on their upcoming tour schedule. The Blow stop at Toronto's ALL CAPS festival on August 10, and have a U.S. tour lined up around the release of the new LP.
1. Make It Up
2. A Kiss
3. From The Future
4. I Tell Myself Everything
7. Like Girls
8. The Spector
9. Not Dead Yet
10. You're My Light
08/10 Toronto, ON - ALL CAPS Festival
08/29 Providence, RI - AS220
09/15-16 Portland, OR - PICA's TBA Festival
09/21 Louisville, KY - Boomslang Festival
10/11 Boston, MA - Museum of Fine Arts
10/13 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
10/14 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
10/15 Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Center
10/17 Denver, CO - Walnut Room
10/18 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
10/19 Nampa, ID - Flying M
10/20 Portland, OR - Doug Fir
10/21 Seattle, WA - Neumos
10/25 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
10/27 Santa Ana, CA - Constellation Room
10/28 Los Angeles, CA - Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
10/29 San Diego, CA - Casbah
10/30 Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
11/01 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves
11/02 Austin, TX - Red 7
11/04 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree
11/05 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
11/06 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
11/08 Washington DC - Black Cat
11/09 Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian
11/10 Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg