Tennis are an indie pop duo comprised of husband and wife Patrick Riley (guitar, keyboards, production) and Alaina Moore (vocals, keyboards). They met while students in Colorado, and after graduating college they bought a sailboat and spent seven months sailing along the Eastern Seaboard. Post-adventure, they moved back to Colorado, and after getting settled began recording songs that had a modern lo-fi feel but a sweet ’50s pop heart. The songs were inspired by their trip and the discussions they would have about music while on board their boat (the Swift Ranger). The duo’s first single, “South Carolina,” was released in summer of 2010 on Fire Talk Records, to be quickly followed by their second single, “Baltimore,” for the Underwater Peoples label. The rest of the year was spent playing shows (including a Daytrotter session in September) and recording their first album. Cape Dory was released in January of 2011 by Fat Possum. The band toured tirelessly that year in support of Cape Dory, playing shows across the U.S. as well as jaunts through Europe and Russia. Following their seemingly endless tour schedule, Tennis quickly regrouped and began work on their second full-length. The album Young & Old was written and recorded in a relatively short three-month span. Produced by Black Keys member Patrick Carney and featuring drums by new bandmember James Barone, the album was released by Fat Possum in February of 2012.

TENNIS unveil '100 Lovers' from Small Sound. The EP comes out on February 3rd via Communion Records. Tennis play January 17th in Norman, Oklahoma.

TENNIS unveil ‘100 Lovers’ from Small Sound

Small Sound, follows their previous full length efforts, 2011’s Cape Dory and 2012’s Young and Old. Four of the tracks were produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Shins, The Mynabirds) with the fifth track “Cured of Youth” produced by Jim Eno (Spoon, Polica, Gayngs). Tennis was born on Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley’s,

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"Small Sounds" reviewed by Northern Transmissions. The EP comes out on November 5th via Communion Records.

Review Of “Small Sound” EP By ‘Tennis’

There’s a reason why most music tends to talk about the outer excesses of life. Rappers making money, glam rockers having copious amounts of sex are the simple examples, but then there’s “yacht rock” which was the soundtrack for the rich baby boomers living in the 70’s and 80’s. Bands like Vampire Weekend have brought that sound back,

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Tennis – Young & Old

The Denver indie pop trio Tennis’ newest release and second album Young & Old is set for release this coming Valentines Day. With production from The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, the album follows their first LP Cape Dory and matches the nostalgic, breezy feel their debut announced.

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