Tag: Cape Dory
The unpolished demos of those original songs quickly spread throughout the internet and soon everyone was talking about “sail-rock” and “the next big thing out of Denver.” For Denver locals it came as a bit of a surprise: not many people in Denver had ever seen Tennis live since it was really an overnight affair. Following a fall tour with The Walkmen and getting signed to Fat Possum Records, Tennis prepped for the release of Cape Dory- a collection of polished songs out earlier this month.
For those who were familiar with their demos and 7″-releases, Cape Dory came as no surprise. Most of the songs on the record had already been released in one form or another; however the versions appearing on the full-length were certainly different than previous renditions. While songs like “South Carolina” or “Baltimore” were delightfully fuzzy and loose on the demos, their LP-counterparts were more polished and tighter.
Cape Dory is an excellent set of summery songs about the sea; however it was the rawness of the original songs which attracted me to Tennis in the first place. For those interested in hearing what everyone has been talking about, Cape Dory provides an opportunity to hear all of Tennis’s ocean-inspired tunes in one place.
Stream “Take Me Somewhere” below
There’s a slew of news coming out of the Tennis camp these days as the group continues their national tour and prepares for an album release. First up is a lovely orange-tinted video from San Fransisco video-art blog Yours Truly. The session features impeccable videography and a brief interview.
Up next is an episode of “Tunnelvision,” a program from Pitchfork.tv and NYC blog Chocolate Bobka that comes in 3 parts. The three songs, filmed at the the Cakeshop and Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn, make use of footage from two different shows. Posted here is “When I Walk In The Room” a cover of a Jackie DeShannon song.
Finally, here’s an audio stream of “Take Me Somewhere” from the group’s upcoming full length Cape Dory. The record drops on January 18, 2011 and will be available on CD, LP and tape from Fat Possum Records (pre-order it here). Also be sure to catch Tennis on their current tour, dates are listed after the jump (including a February 10th date at the Hi-Dive).