Memory Tapes is a recording alias of New Jersey-based Dayve Hawk, former frontman of Philadelphia-based Hail Social. After initially releasing material under the names Memory Cassette and Weird Tapes., and on signing to Something In Construction to release a Memory Cassette EP (also on Acephale), Memory Tapes' first LP, Seek Magic was released in September 2009, through the labels Something In Construction, Sincerely Yours, Acéphale. It was self released in the US. WHen Bicycle debuted on the internet it went up to 1,000,000 Google hits within 24 hrs. Seek Magic sold over 1000 copies on pre-release via one shop in London (Rough Trade) and has since sold over 30,000 copies. The CD release of "Seek Magic" came bundled with a 4 track Bonus Disc including a Horrors remix and a 22-minute instrumental, "Treeship", which could also be downloaded from his website for free.
Memory Tapes has a new album currently on release, Player Piano. And this truly surreal video is for track four on the album. Just amazing.
Yes I Know
Directed by Eric Epstein
from the full length "Player Piano" out on Carpark Records July 5th.
p + c 2011 Carpark Records
Today Is Our Life
directed by Jamie Harley
2011 p + c Carpark Records
A great idea that really works, some real Player Piano's playing a track from the album Player Piano. Too cool.
Player Piano playing Memory Tapes "Wait In The Dark"
Here's track two as it sounds on the album.
Wait In The Dark