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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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Tennis

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Albums by
Tennis

Top Songs by
Tennis

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Marathon
  3.   Cape Dory
  4.   South Carolina
  5.   Origins
  6.   No Exit
  7.   It All Feels the Same
  8.   Ladies Don't Play Guitar
  9.   In the Morning I'll Be Better
  10.   My Better Self
  11.   Take Me Somewhere
  12.   Bad Girls
  13.   Never Work For Free
  14.   Meter and Line
  15.   Fields of Blue
  16.   Long Boat Pass
  17.   Robin
  18.   Solar On the Rise
  19.   Wounded Heart
  20.   Bimini Bay
  21.   10 Minutes 10 Years
  22.   Baby Don't Believe
  23.   My Emotions Are Blinding
  24.   Easter Island
  25.   Needle and a Knife
  26.   Mean Streets
  27.   Never to Part
  28.   High Road
  29.   Petition
  30.   Seafarer
  31.   Please Don't Ruin This for Me
  32.   Viv Without the N
  33.   This Isn't My Song
  34.   Traveling
  35.   Matrimony
  36.   Timothy
  37.   Dreaming
  38.   Waterbirds
  39.   Vegas
  40.   Baltimore
  41.   Low Man's Lyric
  42.   Deep In The Woods
  43.   Cured of Youth
  44.   I'm Callin'
  45.   Modern Woman
  46.   Island Music
  47.   Dimming Light
  48.   Pigeon
  49.   Night Vision
  50.   100 Lovers
  51.   Take Me to Heaven

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