Small Sound follows their much lauded previous full length efforts, 2011's Cape Dory and 2012'sYoung and Old. Four of the tracks were produced by Richard Swift (Foxygen, The Shins, The Mynabirds) with the fifth track "Cured of Youth" produced by Jim Eno (Spoon, Polica, Gayngs). The band inked a new deal with Communion Records and will return to the studio to work on new music for a Spring 2014 full length album. Small Sound will be made available as a limited 10" vinyl release, as well as CD and digital formats; all of which can be purchased via pre-order beginning today, directly from the band's website,
Tennis will be the headline act on the November run of Communion's monthly club night series in nine cities, with additional performances in several markets including, Chicago, Toronto, and their beloved Denver.
Tennis was born of husband and wife duo Aliana Moore and Patrick Riley's nearly seven-month sailing trip. Upon returning home, the duo began writing music together as a way to document the history of their shared experience. The result was Cape Dory, an intimate and concise recollection of life on a 30-foot sloop.
Moore and Riley followed Cape Dory with Young and Old, which The New York Times called "striking indie-pop" and The New Yorker described as "winsome as it is ebullient." The album debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseeker Chart, #1 on CMJ Top 200, where it remained for three weeks in a row and debuted on Soundscan's "New Artist Chart" at #1, remaining there for nine consecutive weeks. The band performed on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Conan" and "Last Call with Carson Daly."
* Communion Presents w/ ON AN ON, Night Sweats, Savoir Adore & more
┼Support from ON AN ON
§Support from ON AN ON & Night Sweats
November 3 Brooklyn, NY School Night Brooklyn Bowl
November 5 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall*
November 6 Washington, D.C. Black Cat*
November 7 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts*
November 9 Montreal, QC Il Motore┼
November 10 Toronto, ON The Garrison§
November 12 Bloomington, IN Bluebird Nightclub*
November 13 Louisville, KY Zanzibar*
November 14 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge*
November 16 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall§
November 17 St. Louis, MO Off Broadway§
November 19 Minneapolis, MN Varsity Theater*
November 20 Madison, WI The Frequency*
November 21 Maquoketa, IA Daytrotter*