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Walking in Memphis


Surprise! another Canadian musician making waves. This one isn't so new, however. After Stars collaborator Amy Millan put out a solo record a few months ago (the surprisingly tepid Honey from the Tombs|review] it was only natural for Torquil Campbell to follow suit with his side project Memphis. This one, however, really delivers. Joined by Metric's James Shaw (bass, trumpet, drums, mixing) and Josh Trager of the Sam Roberts Band (drums), this record brings the best parts of Torquil's contributions to Stars and adds mellow horns and strings. His voice is measured in silky breaths, the melody soaring over silky strings and other shimmering things.

Listen:
I'll Do Whatever You Want
A Little Place in the Wilderness|buy (import only for now)]z

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