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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

Top Songs by
Tennis

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

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