The Blow re-emerged briefly in 2013 to release a self-titled album, but the NYC-based duo has largely kept to the studio since Melissa Dyne joined the Khaela Maricich-started project back in 2007. They recently began the WOMANPRODUCER initiative, meant to highlight, bring together, and create an archive of female, trans, and non-binary producers. Over the next week, WOMANPRODUCER will hold a series of events at National Sawdust in Brooklyn — including a performance from the Blow tomorrow (10/18).
To mark the occasion, the Blow are releasing a new track called “Think About Me.” It’s a moody spectral song that features the duo’s trademark rubber band synthesizers and evocative poetry. This one’s about looking at a past lover move on with someone else, and it sounds just as detached and powerless as that situation is bound to make one feel. “I’m just someone who didn’t quite appreciate your love when it was mine,” Maricich sings. “I’m just like any other sun: I burn with the assumption I’m the only one who will ever light you up.” It demonstrates the strides they’ve made in the studio over the past few years, developing their own instruments and processing systems in order to achieve the sound that they want and, as ever, that sound is alluring and wholly unique. Listen below.
The Blow are performing as part of their WOMANPRODUCER series tomorrow (10/18) at National Sawdust in Brooklyn alongside Pauline Oliveros. There are also events on 10/20 (Suzi Analogue, Deradoorian, Yuka C. Honda, & Val-Inc) and 10/25 (a panel discussion with Neko Case, Suzi Analogue, Zola Jesus, & Miho Hatori). If you use the discount code STEREO5 during checkout for the events on 10/18 or 10/20, you can get $5 off.