Friday, November 20, 2009

The Blow- "Paper Television" (K Records, 2006)

From Wikipedia:
"The Blow is the moniker of Portland, Oregon-based musician Mikhaela Yvonne Maricich, who has recorded several albums for K Records. Jona Bechtolt, aka YACHT, was also a member of The Blow from 2004 to 2007.[1]

The music of The Blow is a sparse combination of Khaela's vocals and electronic dance beats.[2] Performances often incorporate short monologues - in fact, Khaela has toured extensively with her longer monologue "Blue Sky Versus Night Sky".[3] Khaela is formerly of the band The Microphones. Before 2002, The Blow went by the names 'Get the Hell Out of the Way of the Volcajavascript:void(0)no' and 'Get the Hell Out of the Way of the Wave'."

This is not the type of stuff that I typically post, but fuck it, I've been really into this album. Basically what you have here is ten (10) tracks of sort of lo-fi 8-bit dance music, with insanely sexy vocals (Brittany Spears=not really sexy, whereas Mikhaela= super super sexy) by the girl who used to play with the Microphones... it doesn't sound like something I would like, either, but trust me on this one... at the very least, it's good to put on if you manage to get a lady (or dude, I'm not trying to be gender specific here) to come home with your sorry ass. The songs are catchy as fuck, and really simple, but at the same time, there's enough going on to keep you interested. C'mon, you can't listen to post-sludge ALL the time.


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