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Tennis Brings the Goods to “Bad Girls” Video: Premiere

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While the U.S. Open may be underway, music fans are excited about an entirely different kind of tennis. Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley, better known as the band Tennis, are about to drop their third album, Ritual in Repeat. Out September 9 on Communion Records, the LP blends catchy classic rock riffs with an indie pop sensibility and a dreamy lo-fi disco sound. Think: Haim’s Days Are Gone or Fleet Foxes covering ABBA.

To craft the album, the husband-and-wife duo reconnected with some of the best producers in rock — the Black Keys’s Patrick Carney, Spoon’s Jim Eno, and The Shins’ Richard Swift. While the band has worked with each of the producers before — Carney produced their 2012 album Young & Old and Eno and Swift worked on their Small Sound EP —this effort sees the band moving from their poppy doo-wop surf rock into slightly harder terrain. Moore told Relix: “It’s been a really long, arduous quest. We’ve been all over the map with the recordings and even our writing. We started off so narrow and only wrote lo-fi surf pop. Everything had a surf-beat. We only had three instruments and everything was so specific that now, as we’ve grown, we are trying to challenge ourselves and transform musically.”

On the heels of singles “I’m Callin'” and “Never Work For Free,” TIME is premiering the video for an acoustic version of their latest track, “Bad Girls.” Watch now, pre-order the album and be sure to catch the band on tour this fall.

Here’s the Ritual in Repeat Tracklist:

1. Night Vision
2. Never Work For Free
3. Needle And A Knife
4. I’m Callin’
5. Bad Girls
6. Timothy
7. Viv Without The N
8. Wounded Heart
9. This Isn’t My Song
10. Solar On The Rise
11. Meter & Line

Tour Dates:

September 18 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Ready Room
September 19 /// Louisville, KY /// Headliners Music Hall
September 20 /// Atlanta, GA /// Terminal West
September 22 /// Orlando, FL /// The Social
September 24 /// Carrboro, NC /// Cat’s Cradle
September 25 /// Washington, DC /// The Black Cat
September 26 /// New York, NY /// Webster Hall
September 27 /// Northampton, MA /// Pearl Street
September 29 /// Cambridge, MA /// The Sinclair
September 30 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Underground Arts
October 2 /// Montreal, Canada /// La Vitrole
October 3 /// Toronto, Canada /// Virgin Mobile Mod Club
October 4 /// Columbus, OH /// A&R Music Bar
October 5 /// Chicago, IL /// Lincoln Hall
October 7 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Fine Line Music Cafe
October 17 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// Urban Lounge
October 18 /// Boise, ID /// Knitting Factory
October 20 /// Seattle, WA /// Neumos
October 21 /// Vancouver, Canada /// Fortune Sound Club
October 22 /// Portland, OR /// Wonder Room
October 24 /// San Francisco, CA /// Great American Music Hall
October 25 /// West Hollywood, CA /// Troubadour
October 26 /// San Diego, CA /// The Casbah
October 29 /// Phoenix, AZ /// The Crescent Ballroom
November 1 /// Austin, TX /// Red 7
November 2 /// Dallas, TX /// The Loft
November 4 /// Lawrence, KS /// Granada Theater
November 5 /// Omaha, NE /// The Waiting Room
November 7 /// Denver, CO /// Bluebird Theater

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