Featured Artist: The Blow

11/20/2009


The Blow is the moniker of Portland, Oregon-based Khaela Yvonne Maricich. “True Affection,” is one of my favorite songs by The Blow from her album Paper Television (2006). This album is Maricich’s first collaboration with Jona Bechtolt, aka. YACHT, another Oregon-based musician. Jona Bechtolt is an electronic musician along the lines of Discovery.

The Blow typically create songs with thin electronic instrumentation, emphasizing Maricich’s childlike voice. On “True Affection” the beat is reminiscent of D4L “Laffy Taffy,” but in no other ways is The Blow comparable. The video is pretty strange, home-video-esque, but the song is infectious. Enjoy.