The first minute and a half of Memory Tapes‘ newest track “Pretend the Devil Isn’t Real” could easily soundtrack the quietly ominous suburbia of a Todd Field film; unnerving xylophones are set against the innocence of flutes. The song then commits to the emotions that Dayve Hawke conjures best—nostalgia and optimism—shifting away from its deceptively threatening start. Hawke posted the song over the weekend on his own blog, and “Pretend the Devil Isn’t Real” is actually the second of two recent tracks that he’s offered up. Since he’s apparently back in a creative mood these days, hopefully a follow-up to last year’s Seek Magic will be on the way soon.

Memory Tapes – Pretend The Devil Isn’t Real