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- Posted on Jul 5th 2011 11:20AM by Cameron Matthews
Memphis' newest single, 'I Want the Lights on After Dark,' is a catchy, hook-laden pop song with an underlying concept of late-night insomnia that is further showcased in the video below. Dumont and Campbell play moody rock 'n' roll in a seedy Tokyo hotel, still reeling from an early-morning rager with a couple of black-lit, glowing Harajuku girls and a readily steaming bong.
Though the Anthony Gelsomino-directed video shows no evidence of the duo being drugged by Zach Galifianakis and inducted into the exclusive Wolf Pack, Torquil Campbell tells Spinner otherwise: "We present this video to the world with humble heart knowing full well that it is without question the most important, probing and deeply felt piece of cinema since 'The Hangover 2.'
"A special shout-out goes to the makeup artist Paul Small for transforming me from an anemic, scabies-infested fatty to the Greek god you see in the lead of this short film. I am unrecognizable, I know. Only my moustache betrays my true identity. We would like to dedicate this video to Arnold Schwarzenegger and all the little children who may or may not be his."
Memphis' third full-length album, 'Here Comes a City,' is available now via Arts and Crafts.