• PRE-ORDER OUR NEW ALBUM NOW!6 notes

    Hey friends,

    Slowly but surely we are nearing the day when we can officially share Young & Old with the world. We’ve received so much supportive feedback in response to Origins and Deep in the Woods, it means a lot to us, and has only added to our anticipation for February 14 (a day we don’t normally look forward to, but oh, that has changed)!

    Along with plenty of news and more tour dates, some of our favorite songs from the record are yet to come, so keep an eye out for updates! In the meantime, we have the Young & Old artwork and track listing for you below.

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    1. It All Feels The Same
    2. Origins
    3. My Better Self
    4. Traveling
    5. Petition
    6. Robin
    7. High Road
    8. Dreaming
    9. Take Me To Heaven
    10. Never To Part

    The album comes out on 2.14 but you can pre-order the CD, Vinyl, and exclusive merch designed by the one and only Ashkahn.

    Looking forward to debuting the record live in Europe next month and seeing you all on our US tour!

    Posted Thursday, January 12th at 1:29pm


  • MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM TENNIS1 note

    In keeping with our theme this year of paying homage to artists and songs we love, check out NME.com today to get our newest recording “Tears in the Typing Pool”.  Broadcast has been a huge influence in our band from day one. Bassist James Cargill and drummer Steve Perkins create, in our minds, an infinity of space that very few bands can claim. The arrangement of tones and instruments put Trish Keenan’s voice just where it needs to be. Hopefully this homage of ours makes sense as Keenan will be sorely missed.

    As our 2012 plans come together we have new show dates to announce. Please check out the new tour below. We’ll also have some UK and European plans to announce soon as well as more music, videos, and other news. In the meantime, we have a show scheduled at Hoxton Bar and Grill in London on February 13th and you can check out our US tour dates below:  

    2/22: Slowdown, Omaha

    2/23: Triple Rock, Minneapolis

    2/24: High Noon Saloon, Madison

    2/26: Lincoln Hall, Chicago

    2/27: Radio Radio, Indianapolis

    2/28: Grog Shop, Cleveland

    2/29: Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto

    3/02: Brighton Music Hall, Boston

    3/03: Bowery Ballroom, New York

    3/06: Union Transfer, Philadelphia (w/ White Rabbits)

    3/07: Black Cat, DC (w/ White Rabbits)

    3/09: Local 506, Chapel Hill

    3/10: The Earl, Atlanta

    3/11: Orange You Glad Festival, Orlando



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    Posted Thursday, December 15th at 10:06am


  • NEW SINGLE OUT TODAY1 note

    A lot of news this week.  We’re in the middle of a 14 hour drive from Denver to start our December tour and it’s hard to type while driving so please excuse type-o’s.  Tomorrow, our first single will be available in stores in the US and the UK.  The special, limited blue 7” will be out from Forrest Family and you can purchase here.

     

    If you’re not able to get your hands on the vinyl, the single is also available digitally in theUS and UK on iTunes and other retailers from Fat Possum.  We are really happy to announce that All Tomorrow’s Parties will be releasing Young & Old in the UK, Europe, and Australia in February.  We love them and are so happy to have them as our partners on this record.   

     

    Check out RollingStone.com today for the debut of our video for Deep in the Woods.

     

    Hope to see you soon…if not on this tour then soon after!

    Posted Tuesday, December 6th at 11:58am


  • NEW 7”, NEW RECORD1 note

    It was a while after finishing Cape Dory before we wrote another song. Not because we had expended ourselves, but because we felt like Cape Dory had a momentum of its own that had propelled us for the better part of a year. When we made music again, we wanted be sure of ourselves and feel in control.

    With this in mind we took the late spring and early summer off to write. New material came quickly. It felt cathartic to write ambling five minute jams and experiment with different instruments. When we finally wrote our first new song after Cape Dory, we knew we had gone in a direction that felt good, like we belonged there.

    My greatest new writing challenge presented itself lyrically. With Cape Dory my only goal was to narrate, rather matter of factly, the happenings of our sailing trip; to convey a story in the simplest manner. I used Cape Dory to describe my own understanding of love and my encounters with fear and self-doubt. But I was only writing for me, and I didn’t need to explain to myself what I meant. I knew that when I wrote again, my first challenge would be to write with an audience in mind which would mean dealing with things that are harder to get at and more difficult to share.

    After more than a month of feeling like I had nothing to say, I came across Yeat’s A Woman Young and Old for the first time. I had heard the line “I’d have him love the thing that was before the world was made” many times before but it meant nothing, now; it suddenly meant something to me.

    I thought about how the suddenness of becoming a band and spending so much time on the road with others seemed to bring out the best and the worst in me. I thought a lot about human nature—mine really, and the way it had been portrayed to me in my childhood. I felt frustrated with the self-defeating conception of humanity I was presented with. So when Patrick wrote the music for the song Origins, I decided to take it as an opportunity to flesh out this inner dialogue.

    After finishing Origins, a small vision for the entire record began to take shape and suddenly I had pages and pages of potential lyrics. This song is not a story about how Patrick and I met and moved onto a sailboat. It’s not even about me, but somehow it is much more personal. And I wouldn’t have written a line of this song if it hadn’t been for Yeats.   

    2011 was an amazing and transformative year for us.  It seems fitting to end it by starting a new chapter with the release of this 7” on Forrest Family on December 6th.   We cannot wait to see what comes in 2012 with our new album, Young & Old, on February 14th, with our friends at Fat Possum.

    -Alaina

    Posted Monday, December 5th at 4:06pm


  • NEW TOUR DATES!0 notes

    Indie-Pop duo Tennis will embark on a North American headline run in December, they will be supported by Miniature Tigers. Full itinerary is below. The band has been releasing a series of covers as free downloads, check out their cover of "Is It True" by Brenda Lee, and their version of "Tell Her No" by The Zombies. Stay tuned for news from Tennis in the coming weeks!

    Tour Dates

    12/6 - The Crescent Ballroom - Phoenix, AZ - Buy Tickets
    12/7 - The Satellite - Los Angeles, CA - Buy Tickets
    12/8 - The Casbah - San Diego, CA - Buy Tickets
    12/9 - Velvet Jones - Santa Barbara, CA
    12/10 - Bottom Of The Hill - San Francisco - Buy Tickets
    12/12 - Doug Fir Lounge - Portland, OR - Buy Tickets
    12/13 - The Biltmore Cabaret - Vancouver, BC
    12/14 - Crocodile Cafe - Seattle, WA - Buy Tickets
    12/17 - Hi-Dive - Denver, CO - Buy Tickets

    Posted Monday, December 5th at 4:02pm




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