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Electronic, Fav Tracks

Memory Tapes – “Thru The Field”

No Comments 03 December 2012

With only a day until the new album Grace/Confusion drops so here’s the second track from the 6-song record to get you excited.  Similar to “Shelia”, “Thru the Field” has several changes but as usual remains epic.  Grace/Confusion comes out tomorrow December 4th via Carpark.

Memory Tapes – “Thru The Field”

Electronic, Fav Tracks

Memory Tapes – “Shelia”

No Comments 02 October 2012

will be releasing this year’s followup to last year’s Piano Player on December 4th via Carpark.  ”Shelia”, our first taste from Grace/Confusion, is an epic track full of changing topography to keep your attention while never leaving Hawk’s signature sound.  Enjoy!

Memory Tapes – “Shelia”

Fav Tracks, Indie Rock, Remix

DIIV – “Follow (Memory Tapes Remix)”

No Comments 28 August 2012

One of my favorite new artists from this year remixed by one of my favorite artists period. ’s “Follow” gets a makeover turning it into a beat driven indie rock track equipped with synth and guitar solos! Hope you enjoy it as much as I am right now.

DIIV – “Follow (Memory Tapes Remix)”

Fav Tracks, Missed in 2011, Synthpop

Phantogram

No Comments 26 December 2011

Guy/Girl synthpop duos may seem to have hit the saturation point in the indie music market (, Memoryhouse, , etc.), but what does it matter when they’re all so good?  has found a way to set themselves apart with a unique mix of chillwave and hip-hop elements.  Their 2011 EP Nightlife is easily one of my favorite listens of the year so I must have been pretty busy to not mention them all year.  Give a listen to standout track “Don’t Move” and remix of “When I’m Small” from earlier this year and find out for yourself how good they are.

Phantogram – “Don’t Move”

Phantogram – “When I’m Small (RAC Remix)”

Fav Tracks, Indie Rock

Memory Tapes – “Wait in the Dark”

No Comments 25 May 2011

Dayve Hawk is set to release the new album from his project.  Below is a taste of the hazey-pop goodness to look forward to.  “Wait in the Dark” is full of woozy synthesizers dancing alongside Hawk’s signature vocal delivery.  Though it can easily be construed as a upbeat song, there is an undeniable lining of melancholy that gives the darkens the overall ambiance–feels more like “Dance in the Dark” to me.  The album entitled Player Piano is out July 5th via Carpark in the US.

Memory Tapes – “Wait In The Dark”

Mashup, Mashup Mondays

Mover Shaker – “Bicycle Swag”

No Comments 11 April 2011

Here at slapthebass we’re a sucker for a good mashup.  Every Monday we’ll bring you one of our fav’s for your listening pleasure.

With less than twenty tracks posted on his SoundCloud account, is quickly becoming a StB favorite for mashups.  This week’s mix features ’s “Pretty Boy Swag” over a personal favorite ’s “Bicycle”.  This will not be the last time Mover Shaker shows up here.  Enjoy

Mover Shaker – “Bicycle Swag (Soulja Boy vs. Memory Tapes)”

For more on Mover Shaker including free downloads head HERE.

Chillwave, Fav Tracks, New Artists

Millionyoung

No Comments 10 February 2011

is the guy I pass in the hall everyday that I never knew could be my new best friend.  For the past year I have encountered the music of Mike Diaz, AKA , in the metaphorical hallways of the internet never quite giving him the time of day.  At a friend’s recent suggestion I decided to give a full fledged listen.  Only a few tracks deep into his upcoming full length debut I realized Diaz and I were indeed long lost musical friends.

Millionyoung’s brand of chillwave draws immediate comparisons to other favorites of the genre–, , , –but his unique infusion of retro stylings helps set him apart (see “Calrissian”).  Title track “Replicants”, finds Diaz taking a more routine approach (for the genre) without coming across stale or trite.  Listen to both below.

Replicants will be released digitally February 11th and on CD and LP February 15th via Old Flame, head HERE to pre-order.  The whole album can currently be streamed off the Millionyoung website HERE.

Millionyoung – “Calrissian”

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Millionyoung – “Replicants”

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