The Blow

William Beckett Digs The Blow, Much To The Non-Reaction Of His Fans

Kate Richardson | September 26, 2008 12:30 pm
Kate Richardson | September 26, 2008 12:30 pm

The Academy Is… frontman/fan fiction sex symbol William Beckett posted an excellent music recommendation to his blog yesterday, one which may or may not change the course of hundreds of sensitive teen girls’ musical lives forever.

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YACHT’s Jona Bechtolt Giving Away Instrumentals

noah | December 21, 2007 10:45 am
noah | December 21, 2007 10:45 am

The wonderful knob-twiddler Jona Bechtolt of YACHT is giving away the instrumentals he created for his album I Believe In You. Your Magic Is Real. and the Blow’s Paper Television as big-ass ZIP files of MP3s. More »


noah | December 21, 2007 10:45 am
noah | December 21, 2007 10:45 am

The wonderful knob-twiddler Jona Bechtolt of YACHT is giving away the instrumentals he created for his album I Believe In You. Your Magic Is Real. and the Blow’s Paper Television as big-ass ZIP files of MP3s. More »



Idolator’s Top Five Breakup Songs: Guaranteed To Be “I Will Survive”-Free

kater | December 7, 2007 5:00 am
kater | December 7, 2007 5:00 am


AskMen.com recently compiled a list of their top ten breakup songs, including the not-really-about-a-break-up “No Woman, No Cry,” “Achy Breaky Heart,” the freaking Cake cover of “I Will Survive,” and the heinous “I (Just) Died in Your Arms” by Cutting Crew. They had the decency to put “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac at No. 2, but most of the list is pretty dreary–even for breakup songs! So I thought I’d make my own.

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Morning Flapjacks And “Mega Man” Bosses

noah | June 8, 2007 3:05 am
noah | June 8, 2007 3:05 am

 As Consumer Guide creator Robert Christgau once noted, there is so much recorded media coming forth every day, the idea that one would be able to listen to all of it is physically impossible. So we’ve taken the sage advice of gonzo rock writer Richard Meltzer to heart. Meltzer, ever the curmudgeon, considered promo albums precious commodities–provided you didn’t break the shrinkwrap on ’em, as doing so reduced their resale value. After the click-through, Andy Beta judges four new albums without even cracking open their covers.

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Stuck On Repeat: The Blow’s “The Big U”

noah | November 2, 2006 4:17 am
noah | November 2, 2006 4:17 am

We’re pretty nuts about Paper Television, the new album by the Portland indie-pop duo The Blow; it’s full of plonky synths and innocent, breathy vocals from lead singer Khaela Maricich. More »


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