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Torquil Campbell and Chris Dumont create the mesmerizing experimental sounds of Memphis. Dumont, a North Carolina native, met Campbell while working in New York City in the early '90s. Both had formed a band with fellow Canucks Chris Seligman, James Shaw, and Adam Marvy. The stint was short-lived, for Seligman and Campbell went on to form Stars while Shaw connected with Emily Haines for the synth pop outfit Metric. In summer 2002, while vacationing in Campbell's hometown of Vancouver, Dumont and his longtime friend finally put their creative ideas to paper; thus, the intricate jazz-influenced tinkerings of Memphis were born. The A Good Day Sailing EP marked the Canadian-American duo's debut that same year. Two years later, the lush pop illustrations of I Dreamed We Fell Apart arrived on the Toronto-based imprint Paper Bag. For 2006's A Little Place in the Wilderness, Memphis showcased a more relaxed, acoustic guitar-based sound; it marked their first release for Good Fences and featured additional instrumentation from Shaw (bass/trumpet), Erik Hove (saxophone), and Jon Hyde (pedal steel guitar). Memphis returned in 2011 with the '80s jangle and indie pop-influenced Here Comes a City. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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Memphis


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Memphis

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Memphis

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  2.   On the Last Day of School
  3.   I Want the Lights on After Dark
  4.   Five Loops
  5.   Nada
  6.   Voicemail
  7.   Wait!
  8.   Lullaby for a Girl Friend (Or Happy Trails)
  9.   Here Comes a City
  10.   M + E = Me
  11.   Love Comes Quickly
  12.   Way Past Caring
  13.   For Anyone Eighteen
  14.   I Am the Photographer
  15.   Apocalypse Pop Song
  16.   The Second Summer
  17.   Reservoir
  18.   East Van
  19.   Hey Mister, Are You Awake?
  20.   The Nootka Chimes
  21.   Into the Wild
  22.   What Is This Thing Called?

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