Memory Tapes

Memory Tapes

TEEN, Gracie

Tue, February 5, 2013

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Johnny Brenda's

Philadelphia, PA

$12.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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Memory Tapes
Memory Tapes
Memory Tapes is the project of musician Dayve Hawk. Growing up in New Jersey, Hawk retreated into his obsession for music at an early age. He began playing drums at the age of nine, but was inspired by his makeshift vinyl collection of the Beatles and David Bowie to begin writing songs, recording homespun guitar tunes on a toy karaoke machine. Over the next decade, he recorded hundreds of tracks alone in his parents’ basement – never going to shows, never playing in bands and rarely sharing the demos. After years of building synthesizers and recording tracks at home, while working the overnight shift at a grocery, store Hawk was convinced by fellow coworker Matt Maraldo to form the Philadelphia-based dance-punk act Hail Social in 2005. The band released two well-received albums and embarked on international tours, giving Hawk an exposure to youth culture and an expansive music scene he hadn’t experienced outside of his insular home recordings.

When the band broke up, Hawk moved back to rural New Jersey. With a newfound interest to share his music with a larger audience, he started a blog to post his new tracks, recorded under the trio of aliases Memory Cassette, Weird Tapes and Memory Tapes. The hazy electronic tracks began to circulate around the internet, as well as his buzzed-about remixes for songs by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Peter Bjorn & John and Britney Spears.

After releasing a Memory Cassette EP, Hawk officially adopted the Memory Tapes moniker and released his debut LP, Seek Magic, in September 2009. With the Memory Tapes project, Hawk fleshed out his vision of experimental electronic music based on field recordings, and Seek Magic was greeted with praise from critics, landing at #23 on Pitchfork’s top albums of 2009. In 2011, Hawk followed Seek Magic’s success with his second full-length Player Piano, a record that adopted a fuller band sound in its Motown inspired treatment. Memory Tapes also earned a Grammy nomination for Best Short Form Music Video for the Player Piano single “Yes I Know.”

In October 2012, Hawk announced his third release “Grace/Confusion,” which will be released on December 4, 2012.
TEEN
TEEN
In all ways, TEEN is a mix of beauty and grit. Raw songwriting meets droning keyboards and guitar, primal drumming, and swirling vocals to produce atmospheric, haunting songs set in genre-defying arrangements. Bringing together a multitude of influences in unexpected ways,TEEN is at once nostalgic and refreshingly original.

Based in New York, TEEN has been playing together since 2010, sharing the stage with Purity Ring, Gauntlet Hair, Caveman and others. TEEN recorded their soon to be released debut album in the summer of 2011.

TEEN is Teeny Lieberson (vocals/guitar), Lizzie Lieberson (keyboards/vocals), Katherine Lieberson (percussion/vocals), Jane Herships (bass/vocals), and Maia Ibar (drums/vocals).
Gracie
Gracie
Named after his beloved golden retriever, Gracie is the alter ego of one-man electronic garage rocker Andrew Theodore Balasia. Gracie’s songs range between sexy and meditative and capture the familiar dichotomy of joy tiptoeing with fucked-up-ness. Now a full band, Gracie is able to fully realize the broad scope of his sonic palate. His influences are diverse. Echoes of Billy Corgan are heard in the vocals, and strains of the infected pop of Prince can be discerned in the music. Gracie blends both electronic and organic elements to form a unique listening experience. Birthed in the summer of 2011, Gracie quickly found attention through the far-reaching hands of the Internet’s minions, having been praised by gods, bloggers, and lesser mortals. He dropped his first EP For Summer on Absent Fever and Small Plates Records came calling shortly after to release the destructionist R n’ B of the Treehouse EP in February 2012. When Gracie releases his third EP, Bleeder, on Small Plates this February, it will mark a transition towards a more complete sound. The songs are focused and sensual and wiggle into your subconscious the same way a bad habit does when you realize you have one. Gracie currently resides in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/