Tennis Take Listeners to “Cape Dory”


On January 18th, Fat Possum Records will release Tennis’ full length debut Cape Dory. The band, whose 60s inspired melodies and breezy vocals have been earning them attention for several months now, will soon head out on a nationwide tour. Down below are a list of dates and preview of the duo’s lead single, “Take Me Somewhere.”

Tennis – Take Me Somewhere by forcefieldpr

 

Upcoming Tour Dates

Jan 27 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT

Jan 28 Neurolux – Boise, ID

Jan 29 Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR

Jan 31 Media Club – Vancouver, BC

Feb 01 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA #

Feb 03 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA #

Feb 04 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA #

Feb 05 Tin Can Ale House – San Diego, CA #

Feb 07 Hotel Congress – Tucson, AZ

Feb 08 Rhythm Room – Tempe, AZ

Feb 10 Hi Dive – Denver, CO

Feb 17 Jackpot – Lawrence, KS

Feb 18 Slowdown Jr. – Omaha, NE

Feb 19 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN

Feb 21 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI

Feb 22 Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL

Feb 25 Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ONT

Feb 26 Il Motore – Montreal, QC

Feb 27 Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA

Feb 28 Great Scott – Allston, MA

Mar 02 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY *

Mar 03 Bell House – Brooklyn, NY *

Mar 04 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA *

Mar 05 Rock ‘n Roll Hotel – Washington, DC *

Mar 07 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC *

Mar 08 Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC *

Mar 10 The Basement – Nashville, TN *

Mar 11 The Earl – Atlanta, GA *

Mar 12 The Social – Orlando, FL *

Mar 13 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL *

Mar 15 Parish @ House of Blues – New Orleans, LA *

Mar 16 – 20 SXSW Austin, TX

# = w/ Lord Huron

* = w/ La Sera

Smith Westerns Premiere New Video, Announce 2011 Tour Dates

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Chicago’s Smith Westerns will release their sophomore LP, Dye It Blonde, on January 18 via Fat Possum Records. As hype surrounding the band continues to grow, thanks to their self-titled, self-released 2009 debut album, the trio are premiering Dye It Blonde‘s lead single, “Weekend” [#51 on Pitchfork’s Best Songs of 2010 List], as well as an accompanying video. Directed by Focus Creeps, the video gives you an idea of what a typical weekend is like for the band in their native Chicago. [Hint: cheese fries, Slurpees, and lumber-jacking all play pivotal roles. How diverse!]

The band is currently on a European tour supporting MGMT, and have announced a slew of early 2011 dates, including two NYC dates in January, as well as later dates with the UK band [and Fat Possum labelmates], Yuck.

Be sure to check out the complete list of 2011 dates, after the video:

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=17777581&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=&fullscreen=1&autoplay=0&loop=0

Smith Westerns – Weekend from Fat Possum Records on Vimeo.

Tue-Jan 18: Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands
Wed-Jan 19: New York, NY – Pianos
Fri-Jan 28: Nashville, TN – The End*
Sat-Jan 29: Knoxville, TN – Pilot Light*
Sun-Jan 30: Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506*
Mon-Jan 31: Athens, GA – 40 Watt Club*
Tue-Feb 1: Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn*
Thu-Feb 3: Orlando, FL – Backbooth*
Fri-Feb 4: Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder*
Sun-Feb 6: Houston, TX – Fitzgeralds*
Mon-Feb 7: Austin, TX – Emos*
Tue-Feb 8: Dallas, TX – The Loft*
Thu-Feb 10: Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room*
Fri-Feb 11: Los Angeles, CA – Echo*
Sat-Feb 12: Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar*
Sun-Feb 13: San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill*
Tue-Feb 15: Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
Wed-Feb 16: Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
Thu-Feb 17: Seattle, WA – Crocodile Cafe
Fri-Feb 18: Boise, ID – Neurolux
Sat-Feb 19: Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
Mon-Feb 21: Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge
Tue-Feb 22: Kansas City, MO – The Record Bar
Wed-Feb 23: Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
Thu-Feb 24: Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
Fri-Feb 25: Madison, WI – The Frequency
Sat-Feb 26: Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle
Mon-Feb 28: Toronto, ON – Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Tue-Mar 1: Montreal, PQ – La Sala Rossa
Wed-Mar 2: Boston, MA – Great Scott

Fri-Mar 4: Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel

^ = w/ MGMT* = w/ Yuck

Hear a Track From the New Tennis Album, “Cape Dory”


Amongst the plethora of lo-fi bands to surface seemingly out of nowhere this year, perhaps Tennis has remained the buzziest. No easy feat considering the fickle attention span of the indie blogosphere and their disciples.

The baby of husband and wife team Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore and based in Denver, Tennis constructs Brian Wilson-inspired pop songs and presents them in classic three minute packages. On “Take Me Somewhere”, the first track revealed from the band’s debut LP, Cape Dory, out January 18th on Fat Possum, the duo sticks with the format that brought them the buzz in the first place, even adding doo-wop background vocals that call to mind the girl groups of the sixties.

You can stream “Take Me Somewhere” here:

Tennis – Take Me Somewhere by forcefieldpr

Full Album Info:

Tennis
Cape Dory
(Fat Possum)
Street Date: Jan. 18, 2011
Formats:  CD / LP / Cassette / Digital

01 Take Me Somewhere
02 Long Boast Pass
03 Cape Dory
04 Marathon
05 Bimini Bay
06 South Carolina
07 Pigeon
08 Seafarer
09 Baltimore
10 Water Birds

And finally, if you want to catch them live:

Upcoming Tennis Tour Dates

Nov 16 Holocene – Portland, OR
Nov 17 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA
Nov 24 Bluebird – Denver, CO
Dec 01 Mercury Lounge – New York, NY
Dec 02 Terminal 5 – New York, NY *
Dec 03 9:30 Club – Washington, DC *
Dec 05 Kung Fu Neck Tie – Philadelphia, PA
Dec 06 Middle East Club – Cambridge, MA
Dec 07 Casa Del Popolo – Montreal, QC
Dec 08 The Drake Hotel – Toronto, ON
Dec 10 Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL
Dec 11 Mojo’s – Columbia, MO

* = w/ The Walkmen
% = w/ Sonny and the Sunsets