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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 »

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 »

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 »

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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…
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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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," Dayve 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