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Summer-y rockers Tennis now on tour

Summer-y rockers Tennis now on tour

"Their dreamy, nostalgic pop laps and recedes like waves hitting the shore."—New York Times

"The best record Tennis has done so far."—NPR "All Things Considered"

"Their new album Ritual in Repeat is a triumph not because it conveys fandom but because it makes a sprightly pop style from 50 years ago fresh and ready for new fans now."—NPR "Fresh Air"

"The LP blends catchy classic rock riffs with an indie pop sensibility and a dreamy lo-fi disco sound."—TIME

"Their new record, Ritual in Repeat, finds Tennis continuing to mature and highlight their strengths
—Moore's growing voice, an ear for melody."—Pitchfork
 
"…a fantastic listen, with song after song jam-packed full of catchy hooks."—Paste
 
"Haim fans, take note: Alaina Moore's delicate voice drives buoyant guitar pop on this release."—New York Magazine

"The new disc is as summery as ever, but there's a sultrier kick, a hot-blooded sway in songs like 'I'm Callin'."
—The Boston Globe

"…artful, breezy, R&B influenced pop."—KCRW
 
"…a refreshing sense of comfort and warmth."—Glamour

Tennis is heading out on a North American spring tour in support of their critically-acclaimed album Ritual in Repeat, out now on Communion Records. The band begins their headlining tour in their hometown of Denver, CO on April 25. Please see full dates below.
 
Tennis worked in three separate 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."
 
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.
 
TENNIS TOUR DATES

April 25                                                        Denver, CO                                          Bluebird Theater
April 28                                                  Salt Lake City, UT                                        Urban Lounge
April 30                                                  San Francisco, CA                                     The Independent
May 1                                                   West Hollywood, CA                                          Troubadour
May 2                                                        San Diego, CA                                                  The Irenic
May 5                                                           Austin, TX                                                    The Parish
May 6                                                      New Orleans, LA                                               Gasa Gasa
May 8                                                           Atlanta, GA                                   Shaky Knees Festival
May 9                                                         Nashville, TN                                           The High Watt
May 10                                                       Asheville, NC                                          The Grey Eagle
May 12                                                    Washington, DC                                 U Street Music Hall
May 13                                                       Brooklyn, NY                      Music Hall of Williamsburg
May 15                                                     Philadelphia, PA                                                   Milkboy
May 16                                                      New York, NY                                        Mercury Lounge
May 17                                                        Allston, MA                                                   Great Scott
May 19                                                        Toronto, ON                            Virgin Mobile Mod Club
May 20                                                        Ferndale, MI                                       The Loving Touch
May 21                                                     Indianapolis, IN                                              Radio Radio    


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