Published Oct 12, 2011Here's a pairing we would have never predicted. Sailing-obsessed, 1950s-inspired pop outfit Tennis are working on the follow-up to last year's much-buzzed Cape Dory, and they've recruited Patrick Carney of the gritty blues duo the Black Keys to produce.
Writing to Gorilla vs. Bear, the band said that the album is due out early next year. And while the details and exact due date are unclear, they also revealed, "We will be announcing a Forest Family release in the next couple of weeks as well as tour dates to make up for the Vaccines tour cancellations."
To tide us over, they shared a cover of the Zombies' "Tell Her No," which deviates very slightly from Cape Dory's distinctive sound by omitting the usual purring organ in favour of acoustic guitar and a subtle dash of electric piano. There's no word as to whether this track was recorded with Carney.
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Back in the summer, Tennis singer Alaina Moore told Clash Music, "I still take a lot from vocal melodies from the '50s and '60s but I don't think our music will be quite so limited to that style. As far as subject matter goes, there's no overarching theme. I've definitely gone in a different direction."
Tell Her No by tennisinc