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Memory Tapes is one of the less talked about chill-wave surfers, but arguably the prototype. In all likelihood, Dayve Hawk would rather not be mentioned in the same sentence with chill-wave … well, too late. However, his music does deserve to stand alone, and his latest effort, Player Piano, out this past summer on Carpark Records, is further proof. More like Toro y Moi than Neon Indian, Memory Tapes works with a sparser, dreamier landscape of sounds. And “Offers” is another phenomenal example of this: his laid-back psychedelic pop sensibilities twirling around and around until you (the listener) find yourself staring at a big bubbly cloud of cotton candy funk, just waiting to be lapped up. Trust me, I don’t make this stuff up.
STREAM: Memory Tapes – “Offers”