Thursday, April 17, 2008


Song: Parenthesis
Artist: The Blow
Album: Paper Television

I had listened to The Blow’s album “Paper Television” (which was released in 2006) about a little over a year ago and wasn’t so much impressed. (Not really a Lo-Fi fan for the most part.) But my friend Lizzy has been pretty persistent on giving them another listen and she sent me their latest single “Parenthesis.” So I have been throwing the song into my playlist randomly over the past few days and the song at least has totally grown on me. But maybe I’m just a sucker for a punctuation metaphor. (?!)

The Blow is actually Khaela Maricich, based in Portland by way of Seattle and Olympia. Her former bands have been called “The Microphone,” “Get the Hell Out of the Way of the Volcano,” and “Get the Hell Out of the Way of the Wave.” Khaela was joined by Jona Bechtolt, a programmer whom made up “The Blow.” But Jona left to focus on his band “YACHT” so… no more Blow.

Regardless, this is a cute song. Thanks Lizzy!


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1 comment:

Lizzy said...

Yay! I'm glad one of their songs finally got stuck on you. I only know three or four songs from them but i love em - they're catchy!