Books On Tape – Memory/Carnival Lights
Yes this music has the pop and new-wave sensibilities of 80’s radio and eternal teen-movie soundtrack goodness. It is missing the electronic overkill and overweening preciousness so endemic of the genre. It is just plain good and a somewhat mellow ride. The vocals take a backseat and become an integral component of these aural dreamscapes. Here is hoping the wait for the full album release is short indeed!
Books on Tape is the solo moniker of the San Francisco artist Adam Dishart (formerly of the Catholic Comb). Playing pop music tinged with melancholy, Books on Tape showcases Dishart’s penchant for 80’s-era pop and his ability to “capture the alienation and wistfulness of youth.” It is a sound inspired by the Pogues, Echo and the Bunnymen, Smashing Pumpkins and Nick Drake.
Books on Tape is currently finishing production on its first full length entitled “Memory.” They will be touring before its tentative release in summer 2012.