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Chillwave genius Memory Tapes’ new single drops next week


Memory Tapes’ latest single, “Fallout,” is the newest piece of music to come from the synth-pop genius since his “Sunday Morning Mix” last August. “Fallout” is the A-side of a single he’ll release on Carpark Records at the end of this month — the B-side of which is “House On Fire.”

According to, Memory Tapes (Dayve Hawk) is also announcing a summer tour that begins July 25 at Baby’s All Right with Computer Magic.

Hawk, of New Jersey, is formerly leader of the Philadelphia-based group Hail Social, now defunct. Listen to “Fallout,” along with the rest of his music, at Memory Tapes’ blog site.

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The next big wave since “The Smelly Car”: Seinwave

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A Soundcloud user named Abelard must really like puffy shirts.

Abelard has mashed up chillwave and vaporpop with one of the most famous TV tunes ever: “The Seinfeld” theme song.

Chillwave music is defined by heavy synthwork, soundbite sampling and an overall relaxed sound. By contrast, the hugely successful and groundbreaking sitcom Seinfeld featured people eating candy with a knife and fork, yada-yada’d sex and held an infamous contest.

Applause, synthesizer, and that wacky bass become one in  “Seinwave 2000- What’s the Deal With Airline Food?” Abelard has mixed up those elements and created a new song, and still made it sound familiar enough to dedicated fans of the show about nothing, and yada, yada, yada you really need to hear this song.

Its reimagined ’80s synth line conjures heady summer nights the theme-song creators of “Miami Vice” wish they had done. The full bass line that eternally loyal Sein-fans are familiar with also makes an appearance, in all its ’90s glory.

The song title — “What’s the Deal With Airline Food?” is an obvious throwback to Jerry Seinfeld’s  “what’s the deal with …” joke line, but that doesn’t make it any less funny.

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