Tennis is an American indie pop band from Denver made up of husband-and-wife duo Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley.
The couple met each other while studying philosophy in college, and started the band after they got back from an eight-month sailing expedition down the Eastern Atlantic Seaboard.〔 Their songs document their experiences on the water.〔http://pitchfork.com/forkcast/14504-marathon/〕 They took their name from a joke about Riley playing tennis in college. Prior to forming Tennis, Moore's earliest singing experience was in church choirs during her youth.
Their first releases, both in July 2010, were the "Baltimore" EP on the Underwater Peoples label and the "South Carolina" single on Fire Talk. Tennis released their first studio album, ''Cape Dory'' on Fat Possum Records in January 2011. The album, featured on NPR,〔 was based on the couple's experiences during their sailing trip.
During their first tour, James Barone joined the band on drums.〔
The second Tennis album, ''Young & Old'', was released on Fat Possum Records on February 14, 2012, produced by Patrick Carney of The Black Keys, preceded by the single "Origins", which was issued on Forest Family Records on December 6, 2011.
Tennis released a number of covers as self-released (digital) singles during 2011-2012, including versions of "Tell Her No" by The Zombies, "Is It True?" by Brenda Lee, "Tears in the Typing Pool" by Broadcast, and "Guiding Light" by Television.
''American Songwriter'' named Tennis their Writer of the Week for the week of April 23, 2012.
In November 2013, Tennis released a 5-song EP titled ''Small Sound'' on Communion Records. It was previewed through Pitchfork Advance on October 29, 2013.
In May 2014, the band supported sister-act Haim on their North American spring tour.〔http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwmusic/article/Tennis-Tours-with-HAIM-New-Album-Out-this-Spring-on-Communion-Records-20140204〕
Their third album, ''Ritual In Repeat'', was released on Communion in September 2014.
Barone left the group in 2015.
In spring 2015, Tennis were selected to perform on April 1 at the United Artists Theater at the Ace Hotel in Los Angeles for "The Music of David Lynch" event, hosted by the David Lynch Foundation.〔http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/02/david-lynch-tribute-concert/〕
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