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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
T. Cole Rachel | December 6, 2012 - 4:10 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…
Chris DeVille | December 3, 2012 - 4:38 pm

Straight To Video

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…
jessica | June 10, 2011 - 5:41 pm

More Memory Tapes stories

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…
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…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 10, 2013 - 3:00 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…
Tom Breihan | December 4, 2012 - 2:39 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…
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…
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…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Brandon Stosuy | July 6, 2011 - 11:51 am

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…
Brandon Stosuy | 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.
Brandon Stosuy | 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…
Brandon Stosuy | 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…
jessica | August 10, 2010 - 10:14 am

Memory Tapes – “Bicycle” Video

At around 3 minutes into "Bicycle,"┬áDayve Hawk's Seek Magic standout modulates from its minor-key dancefloor elaborations into some major lifted New Order hommage, which is…
Amrit Singh | June 15, 2010 - 11:12 am
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