Tennis To Warm Up Chicago With Summery Pop
By Sarah Cobarrubias in Arts & Entertainment on Dec 6, 2010 6:40PM
Image via Fat Possum Records
We know: beachless Denver doesn’t isn’t quite a breeding ground for pleasant surf pop, but Tennis actually found their sound at sea. After saving for several years, the couple bought a boat and set off for sail, wandering the Atlantic for eight months, writing music, and then returning to Denver and getting married. Cape Dory is a product of the voyage, outlining the trip with songs like opening track “Take Me Somewhere” through “Bimini Bay” and “Baltimore.” Riley plays guitar while Moore takes over keyboard and delivers pleasant though slightly muffled vocals, creating a whimsical, lo-fi feel inspired by their carefree days on the water.
Check it out for yourself: you can stream Cape Dory’s single “Take Me Somewhere” over at the Tennis’s Bandcamp site and if you like it, pre-order the album through the band’s label, Fat Possum Records. Or, of course, you can experience the album live at Friday night’s show. Opening will be another lo-fi beach pop act Family Portrait. And as usual, bring your ticket to Schubas Harmony Grill for some Mac ‘n’ Cheese on the house.
Tennis plays Friday, Dec. 10 at Schubas, 3159 N Southport, 10 pm, $8 in advance or $10 at the door, 18+