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The Blow new full-length album 'Brand New Abyss'! Also: a bunch of other stuff they've made.

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Hey yo hi this is The Blow. We just finished our new album, ‘Brand New Abyss,’ the one we’ve been working on a really long time in a cave on a distant shore. No actually we made the record in our apartment in Brooklyn. They started building a new hotel out our window right as we began the record, and so we also made it in a lot of other places around the Northeast, wherever we could get a little space to work. Some off-season resorts and condominiums in remote locations like an alpine ski village in northern Georgia where nobody skis anymore (Sky Valley, Georgia. We actually got a whole lot done there.) It’s been a long deep journey and we are very (very) excited to be back in the world of people and to share all these crazy sounds we’ve made. The feeling of the world around us has changed some during the time that we’ve been working, and the wild frequencies we developed while making this record feel like just the right way of responding.

Our last album was composed of samples of other people playing instruments that we recorded and assembled like an intricate mosaic; in contrast, ‘Brand New Abyss’ is all us, start to finish, manipulating sound waves with our modular synthesizers and other audio gear. We wanted to be able to generate the sounds ourselves, and to perform live with the same setup that we use to compose and produce and record. It took a lot of work to figure out how to do this with just two people, how to make the kinds of sounds we want to hear without using a laptop on stage or a band full of players. While figuring this out we got very deep with sound waves (like getting tossed around under the water (of the waves) and sometimes forgetting how to breathe). The updates that will be going out to everyone who gets the “Access Pass” will be videos of us working with our gear, sharing what we have learned in our time deep in the sounds. We’ll be making tutorials on the basic of how to turn electricity into sound waves. They’re crazy instruments and we’re excited to share what we’ve discovered. We made every part of this album, and Melissa did all the engineering and mixing herself. The record is a complete product of the bubble that we have been living inside of, and the videos will be kind of like a workbook to accompany the album, showing what it means and where we are coming from.

‘Brand New Abyss’ comes out this fall. We are releasing it ourselves, throwing it out from our arms directly into the air. Sound waves love air, it’s where they belong. (Even more so in the air inside the cells in peoples brains, if you’re lucky enough to have your sounds make it there). We’re psyched to have Pledge to help us bring these waves out into the world.

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AccessPass: 'BRAND NEW ABYSS' DIGITAL DOWNLOAD

'BRAND NEW ABYSS' DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
$9.99
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Get a digital download of the new album “Brand New Abyss” and access to all our Pledge updates. We are making a series of tutorials using our audio gear, sharing some of our knowledge about electronic synthesis aka how we make sounds. You’ll get a first look at videos, songs and more!

BRAND NEW ABYSS ALBUM BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT POSTCARD

BRAND NEW ABYSS ALBUM BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT POSTCARD
$12
12.00
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We’re sending out birth announcement postcards for the arrival of our long gestated album- they’re going out to all the friends and family who have supported us along the way and whom we haven’t been able to visit while we’ve been in our recording lock in (we’ve missed a few weddings and family reunions). We’ll add you to the mailing list and send you a hand addressed postcard. The baby is out!

Don’t forget this comes with a download of the album too!

FEMALES OF MODULAR SYNTHESIS CREWNECK SWEATSHIRT

FEMALES OF MODULAR SYNTHESIS CREWNECK SWEATSHIRT
$45
45.00
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“Females Of Modular Synthesis” is an imaginary synth club and anyone can join. Sweatshirt purchase not required. This is an update of the original black F.O.M.S. shirt, we are trying out the idea of grey with red, so far we feel pretty good about it. We like wearing our F.O.M.S. shirts, people on the street smile at them, maybe just because it says “females,” maybe because they’re into modular synthesis?

BRAND NEW ABYSS SHIRT

BRAND NEW ABYSS SHIRT
$25
25.00
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Here is 70’s teenage lesbian icon Kristy McNichol “wearing” a shirt of our album cover. This image is from the video for the song Think About Me, which we made in October 2017 with a magnifying mirror and our show lights. We are going for a Pink Floyd shirt vibe, and no shirt can ever be that cool but I guess we’re gonna try. The printing won’t be all puffy like some multi color printed shirts, they’ll be nice and soft. Comes in all sizes.

NEW ALBUM 'BRAND NEW ABYSS' ON CD

NEW ALBUM 'BRAND NEW ABYSS' ON CD
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The new album on a compact disc in a digipak case. Easier to listen to in the car than a vinyl record.

NEW ALBUM BRAND NEW ABYSS ON CD- SIGNED

NEW ALBUM BRAND NEW ABYSS ON CD- SIGNED
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The new album on compact disc in a digipak case with our signatures. We will touch it with our hands before we send it to you. Will we sign the case or will we sign the disc who can say.

NEW ALBUM 'BRAND NEW ABYSS' ON BLUE VINYL!

NEW ALBUM 'BRAND NEW ABYSS' ON BLUE VINYL!
$25
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A Pledge Exclusive
As an exclusive for Pledge we are producing a limited run of blue 160 gm vinyl albums. It’s gonna look really good with the covers.

THE BLOW DOTS SHIRT

THE BLOW DOTS SHIRT
$25
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As modeled by Bruce Lee. This shirt comes in all sizes (and we do mean all, except not tiny baby size like for an actual infant). It’s a black shirt with white printing. The dots are a constellation of tiny suns.

MELISSA DYNE VIBE CHAIN

MELISSA DYNE VIBE CHAIN
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Plastic chain link vibe necklace as worn by Melissa in the studio and onstage. It may come with a stamped colored aluminum tag that says something like “The Blow 2017.” It makes her feel like she can access her powers.

BRAND NEW ABYSS SIGNED BLUE VINYL

BRAND NEW ABYSS SIGNED BLUE VINYL
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Blue vinyl! signed!

DOTS SHIRT + CD + POSTCARD

DOTS SHIRT + CD + POSTCARD
$40
40.00
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THE BLOW ‘BRAND NEW ABYSS’ ON CD
Our new album on CD straight to you! Yours will be signed!

THE BLOW DOTS SHIRT ~
As modeled by Bruce Lee. This shirt comes in all sizes (and we do mean all, except not tiny baby size). It’s a black shirt with white printing. When we first made it we called it the bullet hole font shirt but then that seemed kind of grim so let’s call it a constellation of tiny suns.

VIBE CHAIN + CD + POSTCARD

VIBE CHAIN + CD + POSTCARD
$45
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The new album on a compact disc in a digipak case. With a vibe chain. And an album birth announcement.

Plastic chain link vibe necklace as worn by Melissa in the studio and onstage. It may come with a stamped colored aluminum tag that says something like “The Blow 2017.” It makes her feel like she can access her powers.

+Brand New Abyss Album Birth Announcement Postcard

DOTS SHIRT + VINYL + POSTCARD

DOTS SHIRT + VINYL + POSTCARD
$50
50.00
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THE BLOW DOTS SHIRT with the new album on vinyl and an album Birth Announcement Postcard. Shirt comes in all sizes. As modeled by Bruce Lee’s beautiful torso.

VIBE CHAIN + VINYL + POSTCARD

VIBE CHAIN + VINYL + POSTCARD
$50
50.00
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A Pledge Exclusive
As an exclusive for Pledge we are producing a limited run of blue 160 gm vinyl albums. It’s gonna look really good with the covers. Yours will be signed by us!

Plastic chain link vibe necklace as worn by Melissa in the studio and onstage. It may come with a stamped colored aluminum tag that says something like “The Blow 2017.” It makes her feel like she can access her powers.

+ BRAND NEW ABYSS ALBUM BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT POSTCARD

THE BLOW HAND-SPLATTER-BLEACHED TOTE BAG

THE BLOW HAND-SPLATTER-BLEACHED TOTE BAG
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Fancy thick canvas zippered totes, to be hand-bleached by The Blow this summer in Upstate New York. This image is an artist rendering of the planned outcome. Bleach shapes will vary- it won’t look hippyish. Our band name will be on there in a way that is cool and legible but not like too huge or noticeable. You gotta strike a balance, you know? After they’re printed we’re gonna lay all the bags out in the driveway and splatter the bleach around. The bags are larger and sturdier than some totes, and measure 20” x 15” x 5.” The bleach pattern on this rendering is from a pair of pants that Khaela bleached for Melissa (after accidentally spilling bleach on them at the laundromat).

FEMALES OF MODULAR SYNTHESIS SWEATSHIRT + CD + POSTCARD

FEMALES OF MODULAR SYNTHESIS SWEATSHIRT + CD + POSTCARD
$55
55.00
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Females of Modular Synthesis Crewneck Sweatshirt, with the new CD (signed by us!) and an Album Birth Announcement postcard.

ALBUM COVER BEACH TOWEL #1: BRAND NEW ABYSS

ALBUM COVER BEACH TOWEL #1: BRAND NEW ABYSS
$60
60.00
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We are having these beach towels made of our the cover art of our new album, we think they’re hilarious. A good a friend sent us a badass towel of a tiger jumping through water a few years ago and we’ve taken it with us when we’ve been working in weird locations. Often think we’re going to get to swim but usually we just end up recording a lot and the tiger lays there on the couch and stares at us. These towels are 30 × 60” and a cotton/poly blend which apparently makes the image print better.

ALBUM COVER BEACH TOWEL #2: THE BLOW, THE BLOW

ALBUM COVER BEACH TOWEL #2: THE BLOW, THE BLOW
$60
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No. 2 in our series of album cover beach towels, this is the art from our self-titled album released in 2013. The image is of a lighting installation that Melissa made for a performance we did at Union Pool in 2011.

SPLATTER-BLEACHED 'EXPLODING SKY OVER CONDOMINIUM' SHIRT

SPLATTER-BLEACHED 'EXPLODING SKY OVER CONDOMINIUM' SHIRT
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Limited Edition
We hand bleached this edition of shirts on the back deck of a timeshare condominium in an odd area of Cape Cod where we were working on the album. It was a nice place but close to the highway and a few miles away from the beaches, and condominiums are always a little bit weird. The way that the bleach smeared the colors of the shirt pumped us up to keep going with the songs, it was inspiring to see the way you could take something that seemed kind of normal like a grey shirt and by adding a new element find new weird layers inside of it. There are just 4 available and they are all size mens large. Grace Jones is not included in purchase.

FEMALES OF MODULAR SYNTHESIS SWEATSHIRT + VINYL + POSTCARD

FEMALES OF MODULAR SYNTHESIS SWEATSHIRT + VINYL + POSTCARD
$65
65.00
All gone!

A Pledge Exclusive
As an exclusive for Pledge we are producing a limited run of blue 160 gm vinyl albums. It’s gonna look really good with the covers. Your record will come signed by us!

Females of Modular Synthesis Crewneck Sweatshirt

Brand New Abyss Album Birth Announcement Postcard

SIGNED TEST PRESSING OF 'BRAND NEW ABYSS'

SIGNED TEST PRESSING OF 'BRAND NEW ABYSS'
$100
100.00
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We are getting some test pressings back of the vinyl and we’ll sign our names onto the extras and maybe write a little note on there like “we asked them to bring up the bass a little after we heard this one.”

ALBUM COVER BEACH TOWELS COMPLETE SET

ALBUM COVER BEACH TOWELS COMPLETE SET
$100
100.00
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Towels featuring the album art for our new album Brand New Abyss and from the self-titled album from 2013. It’s everything we’ve spent the past six years of our lives working on wrapped up in two plushy beach accoutrements.

THE BLOW BEACH TOWEL 2 PC SET + VINYL + POSTCARD

THE BLOW BEACH TOWEL 2 PC SET + VINYL + POSTCARD
$120
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This bundle contains both of the beach towels and the new album on vinyl and a Album Birth Announcement Postcard.

GOLD LAMé CRYSTAL STEREO PAIR

GOLD LAMé CRYSTAL STEREO PAIR
$200
200.00
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Throughout the process of recording our album we have carried crystals around with us and arranged them in each of the places we’ve worked from. We hold them in our hands like weights or electrical nodes and let them charge us up. The power of crystals can be a sort of corny belief but also they come from planet earth and the power of planet earth is something bigger than we can really consider. The crystals in this image are rose quartz pieces that we found in the mountains near Santa Fe New Mexico, and wrapped in gold lamé yarn that we’d bought to repair an old disco sweater of Melissa’s. We will be make a maximum of 5 sets. The mountain told us it was fine for us to take that many but no more.

"FROM THE FUTURE" VIDEO CLOUD BOOK

"FROM THE FUTURE" VIDEO CLOUD BOOK
$250
250.00
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We are printing an edition replicas of the cloud book that we made for our video for “From The Future,” from our last album. The pages feature a moving cloudscape that progresses as one turns the pages of the book. The book in the video started to come apart from repeated flippings (the video shoot required a lot of takes), but this new edition will be bound to withstand many repeated page-turns. A minimum of 5 must be ordered for the edition to be possible, and a maximum of 10 will be printed. Each book with be signed and numbered by Melissa and Khaela.

PRIVATE SKYPE SYNTH TUTORIAL

PRIVATE SKYPE SYNTH TUTORIAL
$300
300.00
Available

One hour of one-on-one synth tutorial about modular synths. They’re crazy instruments, you can use them to control raw electroacoustic waves. Melissa knows a lot about them and Khaela helps translate Melissa’s wizard dialect into human language (english, danish and spanish- sort of). Electric waves from our cave to yours.

BLOW REMIX YOUR SONG

BLOW REMIX YOUR SONG
$3,000
3000.00
Available

We will remix your song. Send us the stems and we will return you a mixed and mastered remix woot woot. Melissa will wear her vibe chain necklace while she works on it.

THE BLOW DJ-SET AT YOUR EVENT

THE BLOW DJ-SET AT YOUR EVENT
$5,000
5000.00
Available

We will come and dj your event. We will try to play the kind of music you generally like. We tend to like a lot of David Bowie and Salt and Pepa and we will likely play a bit of Prince because everybody likes Prince. Travel and accommodations not included but we will do our best to dress kind of cool and we will be nice to everybody.

BLOW-PRODUCED MUSIC VIDEO

BLOW-PRODUCED MUSIC VIDEO
$6,000
6000.00
Available

We will make a music video of your song. Or any song? Maybe that’s illegal. Send us your song and we’ll make a video for it, sync it, and send it back ready to upload to the internet.

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