3/13/2017

Tennis' critically acclaimed "Yours Conditionally" out now, new tour dates with Spoon

TENNIS’ YOURS CONDITIONALLY OUT
NOW ON MUTUALLY DETRIMENTAL
VIA THIRTY TIGERS
ALBUM GARNERS CRITICAL PRAISE
NEW SPRING TOUR DATES WITH SPOON
 
                                                                 photo credit Luca Venter
Yours Conditionally, the fourth full-length album from critically acclaimed group Tennis, is out now on Mutually Detrimental via Thirty Tigers and available at all record stores as well as via iTunes and Spotify. The record is the subject of early praise from NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” Interview MagazineWNew York Magazine and many more:
 
“Tennis thrives in isolation on Yours Conditionally.”

“Filled with melodies that evoke ’70s AM radio, [Yours Conditionally] sees them wrestle with the conditions of love and commitment. Their story and music remain romantic, but one’s reminded that while they’re ‘in it together,’ they’re also wholly individual.”
“[Yours Conditionallyis less a product of crashing waves and more the result of Moore’s ongoing meditation on how she defines herself in relation to those around her and, as a self-professed feminist, how she navigates contemporary definitions of femininity and gender roles within a monogamous relationship.”
“Your new favorite chill-wave escape.”
 
“[‘Modern Woman’ is] gloriously, perfectly, very Tennis. The treatment of Alaina’s cushiony, layered vocals, the ’70s sparkle that's evident in the music…Tennis, it’s lovely to have you back.”
 
“[‘Modern Woman’ is] a haunting, echoey ode to womankind.”
 
“[‘In the Morning I’ll be Better’ is] a harmony-laden declaration of devotion.”
“Moore’s voice is as melodious as ever, and the song [‘Ladies Don’t Play Guitar’] itself has that classic Tennis pep in its step. It’s perfect for catching sun on the high seas, but is also much needed social commentary on the expectations placed on female musicians.”

The new record includes the lovely advance track ‘Ladies Don’t Play Guitar,’ as well as opener ‘In the Morning I’ll Be Better’ and the dreamy, dizzying ‘Modern Woman’…like ‘Ladies Don’t Play Guitar,’ ‘Modern Woman’ is a mannered, sarcastic meditation on womanhood, delivered with a dose of melancholy sincerity.
 
The new record was composed both on land and at sea during a five-month sailing trip through the Sea of Cortez. Upon returning, Tennis’ husband-and-wife team of Patrick Riley andAlaina Moore self-produced the record in a small cabin in Fraser, CO. It was mixed by Spoon’s Jim Eno at Public HiFi.
The group recently premiered the video for the track “In The Morning I’ll Be Better” at Noisey (watch it at http://bit.ly/2h2LuZv) as well as the video for “Modern Woman” at W Magazine(watch it at http://bit.ly/2kSWJ57).
Tennis is currently on tour throughout North America in support of the record. In addition to newly added dates including performances in Kansas City, Austin, Dallas, Houston and Indio, CA for Coachella, the band will be joining Spoon on tour in late April and May; see below for a list of shows.
Now based in Denver, Moore and Riley began writing music together as a way to document the history of their time living aboard a sailboat. The result was their first release, Cape Dory.Moore and Riley followed Cape Dory with Young and Old, which The New Yorker described as “winsome as it is ebullient” and debuted #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart and #1 onCMJ Top 200, where it remained for three straight weeks. The album also debuted on Soundscan’s “New Artist Chart” at #1, remaining there for nine consecutive weeks. Their newest record comes on the heels of the group’s most recent release, 2014’s Ritual in Repeat, which received rave reviews from The New York Times, NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Fresh Air,” TIMEVogue, Pitchfork, The FADEREntertainment Weekly and many more. The band has performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.”

YOURS CONDITIONALLY TRACK LIST
1. In the Morning I’ll Be Better
2. My Emotions Are Blinding
3. Fields Of Blue
4. Ladies Don’t Play Guitar
5. Matrimony
6. Baby Don’t Believe
7. Please Don’t Ruin This For Me
8. 10 Minutes 10 Years
9. Modern Woman
10. Island Music


TENNIS LIVE
* with Spoon
March 10
Detroit, MI
The Magic Bag
March 11
Toronto, ON
Horseshoe Tavern (sold out)
March 14
Cambridge, MA
The Sinclair
March 18
Philadelphia, PA
Underground Arts
March 19
Washington, DC
9:30 Club
March 21
New York, NY
Bowery Ballroom (sold out)
March 22
New York, NY
Bowery Ballroom (sold out)
April 6
Kansas City, MO
The Riot Room
April 7
Iowa City, IA
Mission Creek Festival
April 8
Columbia, MO
Rose Music Hall
April 10
Dallas, TX
Trees
April 11
Austin, TX
The Mohawk
April 12
Houston, TX
White Oak Music Hall (Upstairs)
April 14
Indio, CA
Coachella
April 27
Mobile, AL
Soul Kitchen*
April 28
Oxford, MS
The Lyric*
April 29
Baton Rouge, LA
Varsity Theatre*
May 1
Tampa, FL
The Ritz Ybor*
May 2
Lake Buena Vista, FL
House of Blues*
May 3
Athens, GA
Georgia Theatre*
May 5
Charleston, SC
Music Farm*
May 6
Asheville, NC
The Orange Peel*
May 7
Raleigh, NC
The Ritz*
May 9
Knoxville, TN
The Mill & Mine*
May 11
Columbus, OH
Newport Music Hall*

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