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The Blow announce ‘Brand New Abyss’ (listen to “Get Up”)


The Blow will release new album, Brand New Abyss, on September 22. (Preorder.) If you’ve seen The Blow in the last couple years, you know Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne have eschewed laptops for analog synths, some of which are homemade, as well as vintage samplers and other more hands-on gear. “After having worked heavily with a samples in the past we got to a place where we wanted to treat electronic sound more acoustically, like something more alive,” says Dyne. “We wanted to make waves that we could ride and play around in — newer waves.”

You can check out first single “Get Up” right now which still sounds very much like The Blow, thanks to Maricich’s engaging, conversational style. Maricich says, “It was like how you write a love song so easily when your heart is being crushed — with this it’s the feeling of my whole spirit being crushed by extreme capitalism, like everything I used to love got demolished and replaced by a glossy new bank. Then in recent months it was like, yeah, having an intense rap about how it’s all just too much right now feels pretty right.” Listen to that and “Think About Summer,” below.

The Blow will be on tour with EMA this fall, including a show at Brooklyn Bazaar on November 10 (tickets). All tour dates are listed, along with the album art and tracklist, below.


The Blow – Brand New Abyss tracklist:
1. Peaceful Easy Feeling
2. Dark Cold Magic
3. So There
4. Greatest Love
5. The Woman You Want Her To Be
6. Get Up
7. Think About Me
8. Summer

10/26 – Seattle, WA – Neumos *
10/28 – Portland, OR – Miss Studios *
10/30 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Shop *
10/31 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *
11/01 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge *
11/03 – Austin, TX – Barracuda *
11/04 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada *
11/06 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade *
11/07 – Raleigh, NC – Pinhook *
11/08 – Washington, DC – DC9 *
11/10 – Brooklyn, NY – BK Bazaar *
11/11 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA *
11/12 – Boston, MA – ONCE Lounge *
11/13 – Portsmouth, RI – 3S Art Space *
11/14 – Montreal, QC – Le Belmont *
11/15 – Toronto, ON – The Garrison *
11/17 – Detroit, MI – El Club *
11/18 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle *
11/19 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club 15 *
* = w/ EMA

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