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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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Top Songs by

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

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