The Blow - Poor Aim: Love Songs

The Blow - Poor Aim: Love Songs
Genre: Pop\Rock
Duration: 41:04
Recording Date: 2004
Artist: The Blow
Album: Poor Aim: Love Songs
Release Date: November 2, 2004
Styles: Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop

Like other entries in the States Rights Records/Slender Means Society's Pregnancy Series, the Blow's Poor Aim: Love Songs is a CD EP that's kind of a sampler of the act's sound, or an airing out of material that doesn't have a natural home on their longer releases. Here Blow consist of Khaela Maricich and Jona Bechtolt, laying down a sound that's more funk-oriented than Blow's early recordings, though it still has a minimal electro-pop feel.

The seven-song, 17-minute disc sounds a little like the Raincoats had they gone in a more R&B-oriented direction, though not as fully produced as the Raincoats. While the songs are more forceful and thought-out than Maricich's early work, they're still basic, impulsive-sounding statements, and ones that might actually have a chance at popularity among more adventurous dance-pop-oriented listeners if the disc got the exposure.

Hey Boy / Jona Bechtolt / Khaela MaricichThe Blow2:46
The Sky Opened Wide Like the Tide / Jona Bechtolt / Khaela Maricich / Anna OxygenThe Blow2:29
Knowing the Things That I Know / Jona Bechtolt / Khaela MaricichThe Blow2:38
Let's Play Boys Chase Girls / Jona Bechtolt / Khaela MaricichThe Blow0:45
The Love That I Crave / Jona Bechtolt / Khaela MaricichThe Blow2:35
Hock It / Jona Bechtolt / Khaela MaricichThe Blow feat: Claire Evans1:51
Come on Petunia / Jona Bechtolt / Khaela MaricichThe Blow3:46
Begin RemixThe Blow0:04
Hock ItThe Blow feat: Claire Evans3:50
The Love That I CraveThe Blow6:13
The Sky Opened Wide Like the TideThe Blow3:26
Hey Hey Hey BoyThe Blow2:35
Hey BoyThe Blow6:17
We Are Over HereThe Blow1:49

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