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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. ~ Tim Sendra
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  1.   Song
  2.   Marathon
  3.   Cape Dory
  4.   South Carolina
  5.   Origins
  6.   It All Feels the Same
  7.   Never Work For Free
  8.   My Better Self
  9.   Take Me Somewhere
  10.   Bad Girls
  11.   Easter Island
  12.   Low Man's Lyric
  13.   Long Boat Pass
  14.   Wounded Heart
  15.   Never to Part
  16.   Baltimore
  17.   This Isn't My Song
  18.   Vegas
  19.   Take Me to Heaven
  20.   Traveling
  21.   Seafarer
  22.   A Song Called Star
  23.   Petition
  24.   Waterbirds
  25.   Pigeon
  26.   Viv Without the N
  27.   Meter and Line
  28.   Cured of Youth
  29.   Deep In The Woods
  30.   Timothy
  31.   High Road
  32.   Dimming Light
  33.   100 Lovers
  34.   Solar On the Rise
  35.   Night Vision
  36.   Needle and a Knife
  37.   Mean Streets
  38.   Robin
  39.   Dreaming
  40.   Bimini Bay
  41.   I'm Callin'

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