Dayve Hawk, the mysterious man who makes hazy music as Mystery Tapes, will finally come out of the shadows when he plays his first live shows early next year. Hawk — who you might also know as the cloaked figure behind Memory Cassette and Weird Tapes — is set to play just two dates in England in January 2010. Those who make it out to Hawk’s live performances may get a chance to hear “Graphics,” a new single due out on January 11. Although the song appeared on Seek Magic, Memory Tapes’ debut album, it’s being pared down from its six-minute original length to a new three-and-a-half-minute single.
Memory Tapes’ short list of appearances is below:
01.16 Manchester, England: The Corner
01.20 London, England: Luminaire *
* with Pantha Du Prince, Fitness Club Fiasco [Pitchfork]