MUSIC NEWS - Celebrated Denver based husband and wife duo Tennis return with Small Sound, a new EP out November 5. Check out the first track “Mean Streets” below. Small Sound follows their much lauded previous full length efforts, 2011’s Cape Dory and 2012’s Young and Old.
Four of the tracks were produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Shins, The Mynabirds) with the fifth track "Cured of Youth" produced by Jim Eno (Spoon, Polica, Gayngs). The band inked a new deal with Communion Records and will return to the studio to work on new music for a Spring 2014 full length album. Small Sound will be made available as a limited 10" vinyl release, as well as CD and digital formats; all of which can be purchased via pre-order beginning today, directly from the band's website.
Tennis will be the headline act on the November run of Communion's monthly club night series in nine cities, with additional performances in several markets including, Chicago, Toronto, and their beloved Denver. Tennis was born of husband and wife duo Aliana Moore and Patrick Riley’s nearly seven-month sailing trip. Upon returning home, the duo began writing music together as a way to document the history of their shared experience. The result was Cape Dory, an intimate and concise ecollection of life on a 30-foot sloop.
Moore and Riley followed Cape Dory with Young and Old, which The New York Times called “striking indie-pop” and The New Yorker described as “winsome as it is ebullient.”
TENNIS 2013 Tour Itinerary-
* Communion Presents w/ ON AN ON, Night Sweats, Savoir Adore & more
†Support from ON AN ON
§Support from ON AN ON & Night Sweats
3 Brooklyn, NY School Night Brooklyn Bowl
5 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall*
6 Washington, D.C. Black Cat*
7 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts*
9 Montreal, QC Il Motore†
10 Toronto, ON The Garrison§
12 Bloomington, IN Bluebird Nightclub*
13 Louisville, KY Zanzibar*
14 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge*
16 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall§
17 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway§
19 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater*
20 Madison, WI The Frequency*
21 Maquoketa, IA Daytrotter*