Memphis has been a music town since anyone can remember, and it's had places to record that music since there have been records. Some of its studios — Sun, Stax and Hi — are well-known, but American Studios produced its share of hits, and yet remains obscure.
Many people were reminded of the synth-pop duo Pet Shop Boys when they helped close out the 2012 Olympic Games in London with their biggest hit, "West End Girls." The duo, however, has continued to make new music since forming in 1981, and have just released their 11th studio album, Elysium.
After two decades of the Dave Matthews Band, the singer-guitarist says working with the same people remains an engaging challenge. Here, he discusses the group's new album, Away From the World, and performs two of its songs.
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