Memory Tapes Sheila

Finally! A video for a track from Dayve Hawk’s new album Grace/Confusion is here! “Sheila” was the first single off Hawk’s latest release, and in turn it is the first video to come off his third LP, out now via Carpark Records.

Directed by up-and-coming UK director Garry Wood, the video is shot mostly in black and white with color footage sprinkled in here and there throughout the video. Much like the song itself, the video for “Sheila” is rife with ominous undertones and dramatic dream-like qualities, and for a video that depicts multiple suicides attempts, it matches the song surprising well.

Garry Wood gave fans a little insight regarding his direction for the video, saying, “The theme for our ‘Sheila’ video was ‘fractional suicide.’ What happens if you jump off a building, only to have to do [it] over and over again until you succeed?” and that is pretty much exactly what happens. The video starts with a young woman jumping off the second story balcony of a secluded house tucked away in the woods only to get up and try it over and over again. Halfway through, her friends show up to mock her failure (once again?).

Along with the release of this new video, Hawk has announced his first round of tour dates, and sadly they are all on the East Coast. If you haven’t heard the album yet, do yourself and everyone around you a favor and pick up a copy of Grace/Confusion now.

Memory Tapes Tour Dates:
02/04 – Washington, DC @ DC9
02/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
02/06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Glasslands
02/07 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall

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