the memphis are a duo compsto by torquil campbell (stars) and chris dumont and here comes the city is already its third registration.
edited by the Canadian arts & crafts, where they dotify bands like broken social scene, los campesinos e ra riot, here comes a city results in an excellent pop album with references to the Go-Betweens, teenage fanclub, lloyd cole, clientele and stars obviously, in a fusion of jangle pop of the 1980s, folk of the 60s and some atmospheric electronics to compose the ramalhete.
Memphis is a musical duo consisting of longtime friends Torquil Campbell and Chris Dumont. Dumont, originally from North Carolina, first met Campbell in New York City in the early 1990s. With Campbell's childhood friends Chris Seligman, James Shaw, and Adam Marvy, the pair played together in a band called Luxe. Later, Seligman and Campbell would form Canada's indie pop group Stars, while Shaw would go on to form Metric with Emily Haines, with Dumont continuing to work on the carousel in New York's Central Park. Following the initial success of Stars, Campbell invited Dumont to visit Vancouver, British Columbia, and Memphis was born. The duo's first effort, an EP entitled A Good Day Sailing, was released on Le Grand Magistery in 2002. Over the course of the summers of 2003 and 2004, Dumont and Campbell recorded the full-length follow-up, I Dreamed We Fell Apart, released in 2004 on Paper Bag Records. Their next album, A Little Place in the Wilderness, produced by Dumont, was released on August 15, 2006 through Good Fences, EMI. On January 10, 2011, Memphis announced the release of their third full-length album. Here Comes a City came out on March 8, 2011 on Arts & Crafts. Their fourth album was completed in 2018 and is titled Leave With Me and is due for release on February 8th, 2019.
Here Comes A City
Apocalypse Pop Song
I Want The Lights On After Dark
What Is This Thing Called?
I Am The Photographer
Way Past Caring
Canada, Europe, Benelux
Torquil Campbell,Chris Dumont