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Tennis are an indie pop duo comprising 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. The band soon switched labels, signing with Mumford & Sons member Ben Lovett's Communion Music, before releasing the Small Sound EP on Communion in late 2013. The trio returned with their third album, Ritual in Repeat, in the autumn of 2014. More accessible and diverse than previous efforts, the record featured songs produced by Richard Swift, the Black Keys' Patrick Carney, and Spoon's Jim Eno. Soon after the album's release, Barone left the band and Riley and Moore began working on another album. Finding themselves blocked creatively, they set sail on another journey by sea, traveling from San Diego south past the Baja coast to the Sea of Cortez, where they docked and worked on music for four months. Once back home, they decided to start their own record label, Mutually Detrimental, and in late 2016 released two songs from their upcoming fourth album. The duo handled production chores themselves this time out and were joined on many tracks by their tour drummer, Steve Voss of the band Tetherball. Yours Conditionally was released in early 2017 as the band set out for a long North American tour. ~ Tim Sendra
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Marathon
  3.   Cape Dory
  4.   South Carolina
  5.   Origins
  6.   It All Feels the Same
  7.   Ladies Don't Play Guitar
  8.   In the Morning I'll Be Better
  9.   My Better Self
  10.   Bad Girls
  11.   Take Me Somewhere
  12.   Never Work For Free
  13.   Seafarer
  14.   My Emotions Are Blinding
  15.   High Road
  16.   Baltimore
  17.   Island Music
  18.   10 Minutes 10 Years
  19.   Baby Don't Believe
  20.   Fields of Blue
  21.   Easter Island
  22.   Solar On the Rise
  23.   Viv Without the N
  24.   Night Vision
  25.   Cured of Youth
  26.   Take Me to Heaven
  27.   Dreaming
  28.   Traveling
  29.   Deep In The Woods
  30.   Long Boat Pass
  31.   Vegas
  32.   Matrimony
  33.   Meter and Line
  34.   Needle and a Knife
  35.   Timothy
  36.   Wounded Heart
  37.   This Isn't My Song
  38.   Bimini Bay
  39.   Never to Part
  40.   I'm Callin'
  41.   Pigeon
  42.   Waterbirds
  43.   Modern Woman
  44.   Please Don't Ruin This for Me
  45.   Low Man's Lyric
  46.   100 Lovers
  47.   Robin
  48.   Mean Streets
  49.   Dimming Light
  50.   Petition

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