Tennis is Denver-based husband-and-wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, who will visit Louisville to perform at Headliners on September 19 in support of the September release of their newest full-length album, Ritual in Repeat.
Ever since releasing their debut LP Cape Dory and follow-up album Young & Old, Tennis has emboldened the leisurely surf-pop of their early days with more introspective themes of a band (and a couple) that seems to grow more confident, yet also more uncertain, about their future. But they still inject levity into their sound, so come ready to dance.
I’m particularly looking forward to hearing Tennis play their newest album Ritual in Repeat because they enlisted several well-known producers to work with them, including Patrick Carney of The Black Keys (who produced Young & Old), Jim Eno (Spoon), and Richard Swift (The Shins). All of those guys are great in the studio when it comes to pulling out just the right tones to keep the song’s strongest elements in the foreground while subtly working in each supporting layer in a way that balances the final mix nicely.
Tennis played Zanzabar in November, and received well-deserved acclaim for playing a great set. Now they’re ready to return to Louisville and beyond, carrying on the momentum of their recent sold-out tour in support of HAIM.
Not to mention, Tennis themselves will be supported by Pure Bathing Culture, who are Sarah Versprille and Daniel Hindman of Vetiver. If you enjoy dream-pop, take a listen to “Pendulum” the first single released off PBC’s debut album Moon Tides:
Anyone lucky enough to score a ticket to this show will have a unique opportunity to enjoy a talented band on the leading edge of indie rock, at an intimate Louisville venue. And on a Friday night for $10, that’s a no-brainer.
Holy Carp Productions presents Tennis, with Pure Bathing Culture
September 19, 2014
$10 Adv / $12 DOS
Tickets (or purchase at Headliners box office)