In House #1764: Memphis' a little place in the wilderness; New Young Galaxy, Menomena
The thriving Canadian indie scene seems to just keep churning them out: Memphis is the side project of Stars' vocalist Torquil Campbell, and represents yet another solid act out of the (mostly) Montreal-based contingent that includes Broken Social Scene, Metric, Feist, Apostle of Hustle, and others. While Campbell's Stars partner Amy Millan opted for a surprising rootsy direction with her recent solo debut, his Memphis project adds "chamber" to the desciptors already befitting his regular act, namely "indie" and "pop." A Little Place in the Wilderness is Memphis' sophomore release, having been released earlier this year in Canada to rave reviews (a U.S. release is slated for sometime early in 2007). Campbell is joined by Chris Dumont, as well as Metric's James Shaw, and Josh Trager of the Sam Roberts Band in composing bookish, occasionally jaunty tunes that could have only been produced by the stark beauty of a Montreal winter. One might call them a Canadian Belle & Sebastian. The new album is out in Canada on Good Fences.
In House #1764.
Focus: New release from Memphis, a little place in the wilderness, plus new music from Young Galaxy and Rosie Thomas, and 2007 material from Menomena, Apostle of Hustle, and more.
Memphis, from a little place in the wilderness:
"I'll Do Whatever You Want" (MP3)