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Memory Tapes – “Fallout” (Stereogum Premiere)

Dayve Hawk’s musical project Memory Tapes falls squarely into the chillwave designation, the cloudy, destroyed pop subgenre that sparked serious contention during its peak. After what he cites as a series of personal and professional collapses, Hawk is finally back to making music and plans to put out a new full-length album later this year,… More »

By: Caitlin White / March 24, 2015 - 9:52 am

Memory Tapes – “Sheila” Video

There are a number of iterations of one dark scenario that plays out in the video for Memory Tapes’ video for “Sheila.” It’s either the worst trust fall of all-time or everyone in the clip that isn’t Sheila is a ghost or — I don’t know, man. What I do know is that watching someone… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / January 10, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Q&A: Memory Tapes’ Dayve Hawk On Grace/Confusion, Aggressive Fans, And The Perils Of Trusting Your Better Judgment

This week Dayve Hawk — aka Memory Tapes — will unleash his third proper full-length, Grace/Confusion, on the world. We’ve already offered up a stream of the record and a fairly contentious Deconstruction of “Memory Tapes And Life Beyond Chillwave” (if you wanna call that a life), so now we have an actual conversation with… More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / December 6, 2012 - 4:10 pm

Tame Impala – “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards (Memory Tapes Remix)”

Feels Like We Only Go Backwards” is the immediate standout from Tame Impala’s much-loved new album Lonerism. Meanwhile, lonerist synthpopper Memory Tapes has built an entire aesthetic out of feeling like he only goes backwards. These two make so much sense together! And now Memory Tapes has remixed “Feels Like We Only Go Backwards,” swinging… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 4, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Deconstructing: Memory Tapes And Life Beyond Chillwave

How does the word “chillwave” make you feel in the waning weeks of 2012? If it doesn’t make you say “huh?” it probably makes you say “ugh.” We all have a different tolerance for contrived trend genres — for some, the gag reflex is triggered the moment a buzzword is coined; others got so wasted… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 3, 2012 - 4:38 pm

Stream Memory Tapes Grace/Confusion

Next week, soft-focus synthpop emoter Dayve Hawk, better known as Memory Tapes, releases his new album Grace/Confusion. We’ve already posted the early singles “Sheila” and “Neighborhood Watch,” and now the whole thing is streaming online. Hear it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 27, 2012 - 2:58 pm

Memory Tapes – “Neighborhood Watch” (Stereogum Premiere)

Memory Tapes, producer Dayve Hawk’s dazed synthpop project, will release new album Grace/Confusion next month, and we’ve already posted first single “Sheila.” This morning, we get to hear the second single, the expansive, warm, vaguely proggy six-minute purr “Neighborhood Watch.” Stream it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 15, 2012 - 11:11 am

Memory Tapes – “Walk Me Home 2″

Three years ago, the hazed-out synthpopper Memory Tapes released “Walk Me Home,” a 17-minute tribute to horror-movie film scores. And even though horror franchises usually come once a year, he’s waited until this Halloween season to release the follow-up. The brand-new “Walk Me Home 2″ is 14 minutes of eerie keyboard tones and tension-building drones,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 29, 2012 - 10:52 am

Memory Tapes – “Sheila”

Dayve Hawk’s Memory Tapes project will put out a new record next year, and today he’s letting go of the first single, a throbbing, heady, 8-minute jam called “Sheila.” It’s sort of all over the place. Hear it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 2, 2012 - 12:45 pm

DIIV – “Follow (Memory Tapes Remix)”

Earlier this year, the Brooklyn band DIIV released Oshin, their well-received debut album of sparkling, assured dreampop. And now they’ve brought in Memory Tapes, a man known for a very different sort of dreampop, to rework their album track “Follow,” giving a synthpop makeover to all that starry-eyed longing. Download the Memory Tapes remix below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 2012 - 3:42 pm

Air France – “It Feels Good To Be Around You (Memory Tapes Version)”

Earlier this week, the Swedish Balearic production duo Air France announced their breakup on Tumblr, severely bumming out a whole lot of people in my Twitter feed. Another saddened party was the duo’s evocative synthpop colleague Memory Tapes, who shouted them out on his own blog and posted a remix of their track “It FeelsMore »

By: Tom Breihan / March 30, 2012 - 12:35 pm

Memory Tapes – “Trance Sisters” Video

The second single from Memory Tapes’ 2011 LP Piano Player, “Trance Sisters,” now has a video, where director Vera Todorova was tasked with creating a low-budget remake of George Lucas’ THX 1138. You might remember George Lucas from his Shia LeBeouf vehicle Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull as well as some… More »

By: Corban Goble / January 9, 2012 - 10:36 am

Download Memory Tapes – Slaughtered

In the latest of Modular Records’ Modcast series, Memory Tapes figurehead Dayve Hawk took a different approach to the project, which typically entails an artist arranging a mixtape using other people’s tracks. Instead, his Modcast contains 23 minutes of new Memory Tapes music, and the mix is called Slaughtered. Dayve explains the decision:… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 6, 2011 - 10:18 am

Memory Tapes – “Green Knight (CREEP Remix)” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Memory Tapes new album Player Piano came out yesterday. Today we revisit the past via this brand-new Ellen Frances-directed video for CREEP’s remix of “Green Night” from Dayve Hawke’s first studio record Seek Magic. We’re told CREEP loved the song/remix, so they decided to make it a video. For a project with “memory” in the… More »

By: brandon / July 6, 2011 - 11:51 am

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we’ve got new videos from Hooray For Earth, Broken Social Scene, Tyler, The Creator, and White Lies. I included the Calling All Cars and Border Surrender videos because they both featured long slow-motion foot chases but the latter video also has a surprise at the end of its long, single shot. You’ll also… More »

By: jessica / June 10, 2011 - 5:41 pm

Memory Tapes – “Wait In The Dark”

“Wait In The Dark” follows sleepy-then-not-sleepy “Today Is Our Life” in the roll out of Memory Tapes new album Player Piano. It’s more upbeat and bubbly then that first track, but maintains a similar post-bedroom haze. We’re told the template for the collection was “keyboard-based psychedelic girl group songs, a sort of Motown suicide note”… More »

By: brandon / May 12, 2011 - 9:44 am

Memory Tapes- “Today Is Our Life”

This sleepy-then-not-sleepy pop song “Today Is Our Life” comes from Memory Tapes’ forthcoming second LP. Before that, it’s available on the Love SIC Disco compilation. Or you can listen here:… More »

By: brandon / January 25, 2011 - 12:39 pm

Memory Tapes Remixes Wolf Gang

Wolf Gang is the project of 23 year-old London multi-instrumentalist/MGMT fan Max McElligott, “Lions In Cages” the first single from his forthcoming Dave Fridmann produced Atlantic debut, Suego Faults. Memory Tapes’s Dayve Hawk got his hands on it, reconstructing it entirely from the inside out. Take a listen to Hawk’s easy-going sing-along makeover then compare… More »

By: brandon / November 4, 2010 - 10:04 am

Cut Copy, Glasser, Restless People, Memory Tapes @ JellyNYC Pool Party 8/8/10

They played a Chicago afterparty Friday, Lollapalooza on Saturday, then Cut Copy were back in NYC to headline the next Pool Party on Sunday. But what they lacked in sleep they made up for with sweat, opening with “Lights & Music” and keeping the (also sweaty) waterfront crowd dancing through new track “Blink and You’ll… More »

By: jessica / August 10, 2010 - 10:14 am

Memory Tapes – “Bicycle” Video

At around 3 minutes into “Bicycle,” Dayve Hawk’s Seek Magic standout modulates from its minor-key dancefloor elaborations into some major lifted New Order hommage, which is not coincidentally when the track takes off. Video man Jamie Harley knows this, and it’s at that turning point that his beautifully lit and psychedelically edited nature-world imagery cycles back o… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 15, 2010 - 11:12 am
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