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 brand new video for “Mean Streets,” which will also appear on the deluxe LP after first emerging on 2013 EP Small Sound. Director Keith Musil brings together three cowboys — more accurately, a cowboy, a farmhand, and a prospector — for an impromptu dance-off in the dead of night. Something about the song’s buoyant charm makes me smile every time I watch these dudes cut a rug in the spotlight (and at this point, I’ve watched it many, many times). Watch for yourself, and check out the LP’s tracklist, below.

Here’s the expanded Ritual In Repeat tracklist:
01 “Night Vision”
02 “Never Work For Free”
03 “Needle And A Knife”
04 “I’m Callin'”
05 “Bad Girls”
06 “Timothy”
07 “Viv Without The N”
08 “Wounded Heart”
09 “This Isn’t My Song”
10 “Solar On The Rise”
11 “Meter & Line”
12 “Mean Streets”
13 “100 Lovers”
14 “Easter Island”

And here are Tennis’ upcoming tour dates:
04/25 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
04/28 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
04/30 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
05/01 West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour
05/02 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
05/05 Austin, TX @ The Parish
05/06 New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
05/08 Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
05/09 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
05/10 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
05/12 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
05/13 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
05/15 Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
05/16 New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
05/17 Allston, MA @ Great Scott
05/19 Toronto, ON @ Virgin Mobile Mod Club
05/20 Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
05/21 Indianapolis, IN @ Radio Radio
05/22 Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar

The deluxe Ritual In Repeat is out 5/12 via Communion.