Broadly, Memphis is a record that pays homage to the legacy of its namesake city. Though it doesn't sound like Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Big Star or anything on Stax, the record hints at a longing within the band to extend the buoyancy of that collective personality, to capture the ghosts of these legends and move the conversation forward. Without negating the influence of Jay Reatard and the Goner Records family, iconic Memphians in a more modern sense, it's a collection that attempts to outgrow simple indie classification, revealing an ambition in Magic Kids that could bestow on them Arcade Fire-esque renown if their epic vision continues to expand.
And here's a song!
6 p.m. at Grimey's.