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.
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