Tennis is Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore, a husband/wife duo from Denver, Colorado. They took a eight month trip together sailing the Northeast coast and were inspired to document the feelings the trip gave the couple.
Tennis is a band that has been getting a lot of hype these past few weeks. I have put off listening to them for some reason, but I finally got a chance to scoop up some of their music and am thoroughly impressed with the sounds of Tennis.
They released a 7″ with “South Carolina” on Woodsmanâ€™s label, Firetalk which sold out all 300 copies. Their latest 7″ is available to purchase right now on Underwater Peoples and features three pretty stunning songs: “Marathon”, “Baltimore” & “Cape Dory”.
Everyone from GorillavsBear to Chocolate Bobka has been singing the praise of Tennis, and after playing their singles pretty much nonstop all afternoon, I gotta agree with it. These guys have got the goods. They dazzle with sunny melodies and gorgous pop harmonies from Alaina’s lovely, lovely, voice. These guys aren’t the lo-fi in the Best Coast sense. They have that vintage girlgroup sound that sounds just as sweet as it would 50 years ago.
I’m sold on Tennis, and I am really excited to see what other tight jams they are going to churn out this year.
Listen to mp3′s ofÂ “Marathon” & “Baltimore” below:
Also, here is a video from one of the bands first live shows: