Memory Tapes Announces Sophomore Album
New Jersey's resident crafter of lush dance-pop hybrids has announced that he is set to follow up his excellent debut LP, Seek Magic, with a new full-length this July via Carpark. Dayve Hawk (a.k.a. Memory Tapes) has once again utilized his New Jersey home studio to produce the tracks that will make up the forthcoming LP, Player Piano, apparently not using any sequencing software in favor of playing all the instruments himself. Not one to be pigeonholed, Hawk has produced a whole new variety of tracks for the forthcoming album, trading in the modern beats and disco sensibilities of his earlier productions for a record that is said to sound like “keyboard-based psychedelic girl group songs, a sort of Motown suicide note.” The only indication we have of this sound so far is in the form of his previously released track, "Today Is Our Life," which appeared on Something In Construction's Love SIC Disco compilation earlier this year and will also be featured on the upcoming record. No tracklist or artwork available yet but we're sure there will be more news coming down the pipeline as we approach Player Piano's July 5 release date. You'll find a new video for "Today Is Our Life" below.