The Blow - KANINE
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By Kyle Lemmon on October 11, 2013
Khaela Maricich’s R & B and electro-pop project The Blow now includes the production help of Melissa Dyne after former knob-twiddler Jona Bechtolt (YACHT) left in 2007. The New York–via-Portland artists eschew the lo-fi samples and skewed melodies for a funkier sound dissociated from the karaoke-esque pastiche heard on 2006’s Paper Television. The self-titled album is Maricich’s wobbly reboot after a seven-year absence, and if nothing else, she’s certainly learned the power of the bass.