Electro-romantics The Blow have been on a seven year hiatus, but now founding member Khaela Maricich and her live show collaborator Melissa Dyne have dropped word of a new album. The self-titled LP will be released via Kanine Records on October 1. It’s the first original full-length we’ve gotten from the band since 2006′s Paper Television, which featured Jona Bechtolt of YACHT.
 
The 10-track LP aims to take listeners on a voyage with glimmers of new wave, R&B, and pop. The Portland-bred, Brooklyn-based band says the way the album was recorded has a lot to do with that: Many of the sounds used are samples of acoustic instruments molded into electronic elements. The pair is currently gearing up for a North American tour. We’re so excited we’re crying in the deli aisle (metaphorically, that is). Check out the album’s tracklist and The Blow’s upcoming tour dates below.
 

 
Tracklist For The Blow:
01. Make It Up
02. A Kiss
03. From The Future
04. I Tell Myself Everything
05. Invisible
06. Hey
07. Like Girls
08. The Spector
09. Not Dead Yet
10. You’re My Light
 
Tour Dates For The Blow
08/10 – Toronto – ON ALL CAPS Festival
08/29 – Providence, RI – AS220
09/15-16 – Portland, OR – PICA’s TBA Festival
09/21 – Louisville, KY – Boomslang Festival
10/11 – Boston, MA – Museum Of Fine Arts
10/13 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
10/14 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
10/15 – Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center
10/17 – Denver, CO – Walnut Room
10/18 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
10/19 – Nampa, ID – Flying M
10/20 – Portland, – OR Doug Fir
10/21 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
10/25 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
10/27 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
10/28 – Los Angeles, CA – Center For The Arts, Eagle Rock
10/29 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
10/30 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room
11/01 – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves
11/02 – Austin, TX – Red 7
11/04 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree
11/05 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
11/06 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
11/08 – Washington DC – Black Cat
11/09 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian
11/10 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg