“[Tennis continue] to mature and highlight their strengths—Moore’s growing voice [and] an ear for melody.” —Pitchfork

“[2014’s Ritual in Repeat is] the best record Tennis has done so far.” —NPR “All Things Considered”

“[Ritual in Repeat is] a triumph not because it conveys fandom but because it makes a sprightly pop style from 50 years ago fresh and ready for new fans now.” —NPR “Fresh Air”

“[Ritual in Repeat] blends catchy classic rock riffs with an indie pop sensibility and a dreamy lo-fi disco sound.” —TIME

W Magazine is premiering the video for the track “Modern Woman” from critically acclaimed group Tennis’ forthcoming album Yours Conditionally (out March 10 on Mutually Detrimental via Thirty Tigers). Watch/share the video at W notes that, “[the video’s] feminine softness contrasts with the narrative, a rumination on a woman’s power and willingness to take up space. Musically, ‘Modern Woman’ has all the qualities of a lullaby. Lyrically, it cuts deeper.”

The new record was composed both on land and at sea during a five-month sailing trip through the Sea of Cortez. Upon returning, Tennis’ husband-and-wife team of Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore self-produced the record in a small cabin in Fraser, CO. It was mixed by Spoon’s Jim Eno at Public HiFi.

The group also recently premiered the video for the track “In The Morning I’ll Be Better” at Noisey; watch it at

This summer the group premiered their first new music from the record, “Ladies Don’t Play Guitar,” hailed as “a smolderingly sardonic feminist anthem perfectly suited for social climate of today” by Consequence of Sound, while Stereogum noted that “even through her sardonic sneer, [singer Alaina] Moore’s voice is as melodious as ever, and the song itself has that classic Tennis pep in its step. It’s perfect for catching sun on the high seas, but is also much needed social commentary on the expectations placed on female musicians.” The Verge added that the song is “a great introduction to their sound if you’re unfamiliar: a wistful piano line, a biting, sarcastic vocal from Alaina Moore, and a little fuzz to keep things grounded.”

In celebration of the new album’s release, Tennis will tour North America next spring. See below for a list of dates.

Now based in Denver, Moore and Riley began writing music together as a way to document the history of their time living aboard a sailboat. The result was their first release, Cape Dory. Moore and Riley followed Cape Dory with Young and Old, which The New Yorker described as “winsome as it is ebullient” and debuted #1 on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart and #1 on CMJ Top 200, where it remained for three straight weeks. The album also debuted on Soundscan’s “New Artist Chart” at #1, remaining there for nine consecutive weeks. Their newest record comes on the heels of the group’s most recent release, 2014’s Ritual in Repeat, which received rave reviews from The New York Times, NPR’s “All Things Considered” and “Fresh Air,” TIME, Vogue, Pitchfork, The FADER, Entertainment Weekly and many more. The band has performed on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Conan” and “Last Call with Carson Daly.”

For more information, please contact Joe Cohen, Samantha Tillman or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.

1. In the Morning I’ll Be Better
2. My Emotions Are Blinding
3. Fields Of Blue
4. Ladies Don’t Play Guitar
5. Matrimony
6. Baby Don’t Believe
7. Please Don’t Ruin This For Me
8. 10 Minutes 10 Years
9. Modern Woman
10. Island Music


February 21 /// Phoenix, AZ /// Crescent Ballroom
February 22 San Diego, CA /// The Irenic
February 24 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Roxy (SOLD OUT)
February 27 /// Portland, OR /// Wonder Ballroom
February 28 /// Seattle, WA /// Neumo’s
March 1 /// Vancouver, BC /// Biltmore Cabaret
March 3 /// Salt Lake City, UT /// The State Room
March 4 /// Denver, CO /// Bluebird Theater
March 7 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Triple Rock Social Club
March 8 /// Madison, WI /// High Noon Saloon
March 9 /// Chicago, IL /// Thalia Hall
March 10 /// Detroit, MI /// The Magic Bag
March 11 /// Toronto, ON /// Horseshoe Tavern
March 14 /// Cambridge, MA /// The Sinclair
March 18 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Underground Arts
March 19 /// Washington, DC /// 9:30 Club
March 21 /// New York, NY /// Bowery Ballroom
March 22 /// New York, NY /// Bowery Ballroom