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Kanye West’s new video for “Lost In The World” is being positioned as a collaboration with a filmmaker rather than a “music video,” and that’s good, since it’s a pretty shitty music video. If there’s a sure bet in music videos, it’s Mr. West, who tends to have a ton more vision and audacity tha… More »

Of all the Area Codes we’ve done so far, Denver is the biggest city, so it’s probably not a surprise that it has one of the richer histories of anything in the series. Before the jam band craze of the early-to-mid ’90s, Denver was long established as a friendly, scenic city conducive to folk act… More »

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Progress Report: Husband and wife duo turned trio put the finishing touches on their Cape Dory follow up.

Cape Dory — the debut album from Denver-based duo Tennis — was one of early 2011’s most charming success stories. Not only was the record a sweet listen — 10 tracks of… More »

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Artist Portraits From Shaky Knees 2015

Shaky Knees Festival went down in Atlanta this weekend, and we sent two photographers to capture portraits and live shots of some of the performers on this extensive lineup. The Strokes, The Avett Brothers, Wilco, Pixies, Social Distortion, and Ryan Adams headlined, and a smattering of equally well-known acts played over the course of three… More »

By: Stereogum / May 11, 2015 - 11:46 am

Tennis Claim Marmara Hotels Licensed Their Song And Now Refuse To Pay

Well, this is a little different. Usually when companies want to use someone’s music in a commercial but can’t, they just use it anyway without their permission or, more often, hire another article to come up with a sound-a-like of the original. But in Tennis’ case, they went through all the necessary hoops and signed… More »

By: James Rettig / April 30, 2015 - 6:11 pm

Tennis – “Mean Streets” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Earlier this month, Tennis dropped a typically sunny, jaunty new song called “Easter Island” that didn’t make last year’s Ritual In Repeat album. It will, however, appear on an upcoming deluxe edition due out next month. To mark that, and to kick off the beginning of a nearly sold-out US tour, Tennis have unveiled a… More »

By: Patrick Hosken / April 24, 2015 - 9:42 am

Tennis – “Easter Island”

The married duo of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley started their indie-pop band Tennis after embarking on a long sailing trip together, and their new song “Easter Island” reflects that shared passion. Of the breezy, chiming new song, Moore tells The New York Times, “All of the places I reference in the song are all… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 6, 2015 - 10:04 am

Karen O, Sky Ferreira, Duran Duran, And A Dozen More Artists Paid Tribute To David Lynch (And Die Antwoord Heckled The Whole Time)

Amongst the shabby, shuttered vaudeville theaters that line Broadway in Los Angeles, the Theatre at Ace Hotel burns bright. A line stretched from the theater doors all the way down the street, with fans dressed to the nines waiting to get in. The event? The Music Of David Lynch, a concert at which a galaxy… More »

By: Molly Bergen / April 2, 2015 - 11:05 am

Jim James, Karen O, Wayne Coyne, Sky Ferreira, Twin Peaks To Play David Lynch Tribute Concert

On April 1st, the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles will host a celebratory concert to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the David Lynch Foundation. The lineup will include: Duran Duran, Jim James, Karen O, Moby, Angelo Badalamenti, Chrysta Bell, Donovan, Julee Cruise, Kinny Landrum, Rob Mathes, Sky Ferreira, Steven Drozd and Wayne Coyne, Tennis, Twi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 10, 2015 - 7:12 pm

Tennis – “I’m Callin'” Video

Back in August, we premiered “I’m Callin’,” a groovy track off Tennis’ most recent full-length release, Ritual In Repeat. Now the husband-and-wife indie-pop duo release a slightly sinister video, directed by Keith Musil, to accompany the track. The video contrasts a relatively light song with chilling visuals; it begins with Alaina Moore finding a… More »

By: Ethan Jacobs / October 16, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Tennis – “I’m Callin'” (Stereogum Premiere)

Tennis, the romantically intwined pop-rock duo of Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, are readying the release of third album Ritual In Repeat. Above you’ll find the cover art, revealed today for the first time. Tennis worked with a trio of well-known producers on this album: Patrick Carney of the Black Keys, Jim Eno of Spoon,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / August 13, 2014 - 3:27 pm

Tennis – “Never Work For Free”

Denver indie-poppers Tennis have only been putting out records for a few years, but they aren’t wasting any time in cranking out material, and they’ve already announced plans for their third album, Ritual In Repeat, which is due in a few months. As on the 2012 album Young & Old, the band worked with the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 3, 2014 - 12:22 pm

Tennis – “Cured Of Youth” Video

Tennis, the smooth-sounding husband and wife duo of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore, dropped their Small Sound EP last year, and now share a music video for the track “Cured Of Youth.” Playing off the song’s title, the song becomes the theme to an imaginary (and very dated) fake TV show about time travel. Directed… More »

By: Miles Bowe / April 15, 2014 - 2:01 pm

Tennis – “Mean Streets” (Stereogum Premiere)

Husband and wife band Tennis are back with slow rocker “Mean Streets.” The cut comes from the Denver-based duo’s upcoming EP Small Sound, which was produced by the legendary Richard Swift and will be released on their new label Communion. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / October 1, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Tennis – “Guiding Light” (Television Cover)

Earlier this year, Denver indie-poppers Tennis released their Young And Old album, and as a thank-you to people who enjoyed it, they’ve now released a warm, laid-back, amiable cover of Television’s Marquee Moon classic “Guiding Light.” Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2012 - 4:06 pm

Watch Tennis On Conan

On last night’s episode of Conan, Denver indie-poppers Tennis reported for musical-guest duty. On the show itself, they played the Young & Old track “High Road.” And as a web bonus, they also trotted out the single “My Better Self.” They’re already starting to look like old pros, and you can watch both performances below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 26, 2012 - 10:03 am

Tennis – “My Better Self” Video

Here’s the clip for Tennis’s “My Better Self,” a video that willfully conjures up a Twin Peaks roadhouse vibe. Chris Osborn and Matthew Shorr direct. Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 30, 2012 - 9:57 am

Watch Tennis On Letterman

Tennis swung by The Late Show With David Letterman last night to play Young And Old cut “It All Feels The Same.” Watch it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 10, 2012 - 9:54 am

Watch Tennis Play Leno

Last night, Denver indie duo Tennis played Young & Old standout “Origins” on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno. Watch the performance below. More »

By: Corban Goble / March 22, 2012 - 9:26 am

Tennis – “Origins” Video

Intrigue on the mountain for Tennis’ clip for Young And Old standout “Origins,” where a gunman on skis wreaks havoc. Though it looks like old footage, it’s really just murked-up-like-crazy new footage shot by Richard Law. Have at it below. More »

By: Corban Goble / February 14, 2012 - 5:06 pm

Stream Tennis Young & Old

Denver indie-pop crew Tennis are about to release their new album Young & Old out into the world. Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney produced the album. We’ve already posted a bunch of the songs: “Origins,” “Deep In The Woods,” and “My Better Self,” as well as a live set of new songs. And now the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 7, 2012 - 11:14 am
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