PYHOF: Let's Play Tennis!

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For our second Put Your Headphones On Friday (PYHOF) we introduce you to the lovely pop band Tennis – a husband and wife duo. Their music is as sweet as their love story – read on and have a listen!

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WHO: Tennis
GENRE: Indie pop
LABEL: Underwater Peoples
WEBSITE: Tennis @ MySpace

recurving first posted about Tennis a few weeks ago, and was lucky enough to see them live at the SXSW Festival!

To those who missed it – Tennis is an indie pop band composed of husband and wife Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. During college Alaina made fun of Patrick for playing tennis, which was deemed to be a “rich man’s sport”. A year later, the couple pooled their money together and bought a sailboat in Florida. The goal was to explore the Eastern seaboard for almost eight months until their wallets run dry!

To document their experience they decided to write music together, resulting in the album Cape Dory – a compilation of their adventures at sea. My personal favorite, “Pigeon”, is “a slow jam and a love song about the nights we spent at anchor taking turns keeping watch over the boat so that the other could sleep peacefully without having to worry about the anchor.” (source: Daytrotter)

Watch the music video for “Take Me Somewhere” which was directed by Ian Perlman using a Bolex Super 16 camera. (More details here):

written by shhquiet on 2011-04-22 #band #music #lifestyle #tennis #pyhof

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2 Comments

  1. nock
    nock ·

    great music! got the album and loved it!!! thanks :)

  2. shhquiet
    shhquiet ·

    @nock - yay! coolness :)

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