In the fields of indie-dom, the trench dug between “pop” and “prog” lies somewhere around the six-minute mark. These days, solos and signature shifts are no longer prerequisites of the “prog” tag; just sticking to an idea long enough that it changes a few times qualifies as progressive behavior. As such, the six songs on producer Dayve Hawk’s third full-length as Memory Tapes feel like weighty statements and buoyant pop all at once.
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