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Khaela Maririch has been inventing new sound, be it in her spartan, lo-fi missives as Get The Hell Out Of The Way Of The Volcano, or early recordings as the Blow. As that project has evolved, especially when she joined forces with Jona Brechtolt (now of YACHT) for 2006’s Paper Television, she’s flipped the idea… More »

For the first time in the short history of this column, 5 Best Songs and Straight To Video have cross-pollenated. Which new cut transcended its visual treatment and landed on both lists? Find out below. More »

Name: The Blow
Progress Report: Electronic art-pop pioneers hard at work on first new record in nearly six years.

It’s been over half a decade since the Blow released a record. (2006’s Paper Television, which included Yacht’s Jona Bechtolt) So, it’s with a happy heart that we can report that the band… More »

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Mirah – “Turned The Heat Off (The Blow Mix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Mirah's new album, Changing Light, is filled with big feelings and big sounds. The album was inspired by a breakup, and throughout you'll find sweeping…
Miles Bowe | September 29, 2014 - 11:01 am

The Blow – “You’re My Light (Gun Drum Mix)”

The Blow put out a long awaited new album this year and spoke to us about it. This remix of LP closer "You're My Light"…
Miles Bowe | December 16, 2013 - 3:32 pm

The Blow – “From The Future” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this month, the latest incarnation of the Blow (that is Khaela Maricich with long-time live member Melissa Dyne) released a self-titled album that ha…
Claire Lobenfeld | October 10, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Stream The Blow The Blow

The last time the incisive synthpop duo the Blow made an album, it was seven years ago, Jona Bechtolt still hadn’t left the group to…
Tom Breihan | September 25, 2013 - 4:59 pm

The Blow – “From The Future”

The Blow, the ridiculously eloquent New York-via-Portland synthpop duo, are finally ready to release their first album since they dropped 2006's Paper Television, switched around…
Tom Breihan | September 5, 2013 - 11:09 am

The Blow – “Make It Up”

The Blow recently announced that they’d follow up the ridiculously likable cult-favorite 2006 album Paper Television with a new self-titled album this fall. And today,…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2013 - 11:53 am

The Blow The Blow Details

Seven years ago, the Blow, the Portland DIY electro-pop duo of Khaela Maricich and Jona Bechtolt, released the album Paper Television, an utterly winning collectio…
Tom Breihan | July 24, 2013 - 5:08 pm

The Blow, Future Of What @ Mercury Lounge, NYC 5/16/2012

Last night, the Blow took the stage in Manhattan to perform some new material, a topic which we discussed with the Blow figurehead Khaela Maricich…
Stereogum | May 17, 2012 - 4:27 pm

The Blow – “Ask Me” (Demo Version)

Since releasing Paper Television (you know, the one with "Parentheses") the Blow no longer includes Jona Bechtoldt (who now focuses entirely on YACHT) and ha…
Amrit Singh | June 9, 2011 - 11:08 am

FYF Fest 2010 In Photos

This past weekend L.A. hosted the heavily (and according to various reports, perhaps overly) attended Fuck Yeah Festival. Great lineup, though apparently not the most…
Amrit Singh | September 8, 2010 - 4:15 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: Meeting, Greeting & Trash Talking

You’ve seen the photos from our inaugural charitable celebrity bowling tournament — now comes the even more fun part. After meeting and getting their team…
Amrit Singh | June 1, 2010 - 9:39 am

The ‘Gum Bowl: Behind The Scenes Photos

One more tease before the awesome videos come. Yesterday you saw photos from the inaugural ‘Gun Bowl charity bowling tournament. Soon you’ll see all the…
Amrit Singh | May 27, 2010 - 1:02 pm

The ‘Gum Bowl: Photos Of The Tournament

Imagine getting a bunch of your favorite comedians and musicians into a bowling alley, telling them they were there for a good cause, then getting…
Amrit Singh | May 26, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Stereogum & Videogum Present: The ‘Gum Bowl

Well this oughta be fun. A few things we love: Charity, bowling, music, and comedy. What we are doing about it: Combining all of them…
Amrit Singh | May 14, 2010 - 6:07 pm

The Blow @ Glasslands, Brooklyn 5/13/10

The Blow is back. Armed will all new the Blow songs. Sort of. Late last year reports started trickling out about Khaela Maricich's new piece,…
Amrit Singh | May 14, 2010 - 3:23 pm

The Blow Returns With New EP, Shows, Some Lindsay Lohan

Last year the Blow -- which after the departure of YACHT's Jona Bechtolt is once again the exclusive domain of Khaela Maricich -- broke a…
Amrit Singh | April 22, 2010 - 12:04 pm