The Blow Return with First New Album in 7 Years

The Blow Return with First New Album in 7 Years
It'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.

The Blow:

1. Make It Up

2. A Kiss

3. From The Future

4. I Tell Myself Everything

5. Invisible

6. Hey

7. Like Girls

8. The Spector

9. Not Dead Yet

10. You're My Light

Tour dates:

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