Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tennis Annouces Fall Tour, "Ritual In Repeat" out September 9 on Communion

“Their dreamy, nostalgic pop laps and recedes like waves hitting the shore.”
The New York Times

 “Breezy pop songs re-imagining brill building pop craft some 50 years on.”
The Wall Street Journal

 “The group turns up the volume and starts downright rocking.”—TIME
“Lo fi indie pop, old-school girl group choruses and garage rock organ.”
—WNYC “Soundcheck”
“A refreshing sense of comfort and warmth.”—Glamour

“Tennis have broadened their horizons just the right amount, adding rock’n’roll muscle and a more purely pop clarity.”—Pitchfork
“Bold, bluesy, and instantly unmistakable.”—Esquire

Ritual In Repeat, the highly-anticipated upcoming album from Tennis, will be released September 9 on Communion Records. Fresh off a sold-out tour with HAIM, the band is set to tour North America this fall in support of the new LP. The duo’s third full-length release,Ritual in Repeat follows 2013’s Small Sound EP. Pitchfork recently premiered the first pre-release track from the album, “Never Work For Free.” Listen to the track via Pitchfork HERE, Soundcloud HERE, and the track is now available for free download on Tennis’ website. Full fall dates below.

The band worked in three sepreate cities with three well-known producers on the new album. They returned to Nashville to work with Pat Carney (The Black Keys) on five of the album’s tracks including “Never Work For Free.”  They also worked with Jim Eno (Spoon) in his Austin Studio on “Bad Girls”and lastly Richard Swift (The Shins) in Portland, who collaborated with the band on four songs including “Timothy.” The band told Relix, “as we’ve grown, we are trying to challenge ourselves and transform musically.” See full track listing below.
Tennis is Denver couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. The duo began writing music together as a way to document the history of their time living aboard a sailboat. The result was their first release, Cape Dory. Moore and Riley followed Cape Dory with Young and Old, which The New Yorker described as “winsome as it is ebullient,” and debuted #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart and #1 on CMJ Top 200, where it remained for three straight weeks The album also debuted on Soundscan’s “New Artist Chart” at #1 remaining there for nine consecutive weeks. The band performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.” Twenty thirteen brought Small Sound EP and the band’s Spring tour with Haim.
September 18                                             St. Louis, MO                                       The Ready Room
 September 19                                             Louisville, KY                               Headliners Music Hall
September 20                                               Atlanta, GA                                             Terminal West
 September 22                                               Orlando, FL                                                    The Social
 September 24                                              Carrboro, NC                                                Cat's Cradle
September 25                                           Washington, DC                                          The Black Cat
 September 26                                             New York, NY                                             Webster Hall
 September 27                                          Northampton, MA                                             Pearl Street
 September 29                                            Cambridge, MA                                              The Sinclair
 September 30                                           Philadelphia, PA                                    Underground Arts
 October 2                                                 Montreal, Canada                                                La Vitrole
October 3                                                 Toronto, Canada                         Virgin Mobile Mod Club
October 4                                                  Columbus, OH                                        A&R Music Bar
 October 5                                                     Chicago, IL                                                 Lincoln Hall
 October 7                                                Minneapolis, MN                              Fine Line Music Cafe
 October 17                                              Salt Lake City, UT                                        Urban Lounge
 October 18                                                     Boise, ID                                            Knitting Factory
October 20                                                   Seattle, WA                                                       Neumos
 October 21                                             Vancouver, Canada                               Fortune Sound Club
October 22                                                  Portland, OR                                            Wonder Room
  October 24                                              San Francisco, CA                    Great American Music Hall
October 25                                           West Hollywood, CA                                          Troubadour
October 26                                                 San Diego, CA                                               The Casbah
  October 29                                                   Phoenix, AZ                                The Crescent Ballroom
 November 1                                                  Austin, TX                                                            Red 7
November 2                                                  Dallas, TX                                                        The Loft
 November 4                                                Lawrence, KS                                         Granada Theater
November 5                                                  Omaha, NE                                      The Waiting Room
November 7                                                 Denver, CO                                          Bluebird Theater
1. Night Vision
2. Never Work For Free
3. Needle And A Knife
4. I’m Callin’
5. Bad Girls
6. Timothy
7. Viv Without The N
8. Wounded Heart
9. This Isn’t My Song
10. Solar On The Rise
11. Meter & Line

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