Tennis have launched the video for new single Modern Woman from the forthcoming album Yours Conditionally out March 10 on Mutually Detrimental.
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 and Alaina Moore self-produced the record in a small cabin in Fraser, CO. It was mixed by Spoon’s Jim Eno at Public HiFi.
The perfect song to interrupt the endless radio play of electro pop duo’s. Think Ella Henderson meets Joan as Policewoman meets Sarah Vaughan. The “round midnight” sound to brighten your day.
This summer the group premiered their first new music from the record, Ladies Don’t Play Guitar, hailed as “a smolderingly sardonic feminist anthem perfectly suited for social climate of today” by Consequence of Sound, while Stereogum noted that “even through her sardonic sneer, [singer Alaina] Moore’s voice is as melodious as ever, and the song 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.” RockShot Magazine said “the perfect song to interrupt the endless flow of University driven synth and electro pop that is flooding us at the moment.
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 on CMJ Top 200, where it remained for three straight weeks.
The group also recently premiered the video for the track “In The Morning I’ll Be Better”, watch it at In The Morning I’ll Be Better