Tennis System have announced their new album, Technicolour Blind, will be released October 21 on PaperCup Music. In conjunction, the Los Angeles trio has premiered a first track from the record, “Memories & Broken Dreams”. Led by songwriter Matty Taylor, Technicolour Blind was recorded with Ulysses Noriega (The Wedding Present/Ben Folds/The Offspring) mixed by Drew Fisher (The Melvin/Bleached/Babies) and mastered by John Greenham (Ice Cube/Aesop Rock/Chuck Prophet).
Originally started by Taylor in his hometown of Washington DC, Technicolour Blind is the follow up to 2011’s self-released debut, Teenagers and 2013’s Part Time Punks Sessions EP, and marks a melodic departures from the gritty, fuzz-washed tunes of yore. Los Angeles life, with its thrilling beauty and starkly menacing underbelly, has left Taylor sun-bleached and wary, and imbued has Tennis System’s music with the peculiar patina of a rough-and-tumble circumstance.
Over the past three years, Tennis System has shared bills with the likes of Ty Segall, Wavves, Japandroids, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Mark Gardner and Beach Fossils, and performed at the Culture Collide Festival, Austin Psych Fest, L.A.’s iconic Part-Time Punks showcase and South By Southwest. The band will perform Friday night in Los Angeles at Origami Vinyl as part of this year’s Echo Park Rising, and has announced additional west coast dates to premiere the album. A full U.S. tour is in the works for the Fall.
Technicolour Blind track listing:
02. Call It Home
04. Memories & Broken Dreams
05. Technicolour Blind
06. Such A Drag
07. My Life In
08. Try To Hide
09. Hara Kiri
10. Dead Honey
08/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Origami Vinyl
08/23 – Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Taproom
08/24 – San Diego, CA @ Tower Bar
08/26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos
08/31 – San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar
09/21 – Washington, DC @ The Festicle
09/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar
10/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite