Monday, May 14, 2007

The Blow - Poor Aim: Love Songs

The Blow
Poor Aim: Love Songs (K Records, 2007)
Grade: B+

Download: The Blow - "The Sky Opened Wide Like The Tide"
Download: The Blow - "Hock It"

I've been anticipating this re-release for some time and certainly was not disappointed. Portland-based The Blow was a collaboration between Khaela Maricich (the original Blow member) and Jona Bechtolt (YACHT) who released Poor Aim: Love Songs originally in 2004 on Pregnancy Series, and now on K Records.

Maricich has a very cool, very conversational style of writing that is both disarming and rather informative. The Blow have no shame when it comes to dissecting relationships and know how to lay down a big beat. Most of the tracks on the record hang in the indie-dance feel, but have a bit more content to keep things lively.

This record essentially consists of eight killer pop gems and their subsequent remixes, courtesy of Portland-based Strategy. It's totally worth picking up, as is their 2006 release Paper Television.

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(Ian Anderson)

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Anonymous paul said...

was looking forward to seeing the blow @ triple rock with electrelane. not anymore i guess becvause they cancelled.

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