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

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