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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Beige-Colored Indie-Pop of Tennis

Posted by on Tue, Jan 7, 2014 at 11:24 AM

(Barboza) Husband/wife duo Tennis burst onto the Pitchfork-led indie-blog scene in 2010 with runaway hit "Marathon," a simplistic, lo-fi, retro-sounding song that was all jangly pop chords and warm girl-group "oohs" and "ahhs." Though catchy as hell, the song seemed flimsy, and the band's merit appeared to be bolstered mostly by a conveniently marketable backstory (which always generates buzz regardless of musical quality) about some yuppie dream-vacation sailing trip the couple had just gone on. Almost four years, two full-lengths, and an EP later, Tennis have yet to match "Marathon"—which was probably bitten from some obscure '60s cut anyway—but is probably a great band to see if you enjoy safe, "refined" things like tennis and sailing. With Poor Moon.

 

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This preview has more backhanded slams than an actual tennis match.

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