TENNIS ADDS TOUR DATES WITH THE SHINS

ALSO TOURING THIS SPRING/SUMMER WITH SPOON AND FATHER JOHN MISTY

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ALBUM YOURS CONDITIONALLY OUT NOW ON MUTUALLY DETRIMENTAL VIA THIRTY TIGERS


Tennis continue their extensive North American tour in celebration of their fourth full-length album, Yours Conditionally, with a run of dates supporting The Shins this spring/summer. The shows come on the heels of the group’s performance at Coachella. The band is also touring the southeastern U.S. with Spoon this spring as well as joining Father John Misty in Minneapolis in August; see below for a complete list of dates. In addition to the new shows, the track “My Emotions Are Blinding” is the Song of the Week at Los Angeles’ ALT 98.7 this week.

Yours Conditionally—out now on Mutually Detrimental via Thirty Tigers and available at all record stores as well as via iTunes and Spotify— continues to receive praise from NPR’s “Weekend Edition,” Interview Magazine, W, New York Magazine and many more:


 
“Tennis thrives in isolation on Yours Conditionally.”– NPR Weekend Edition

“Filled with melodies that evoke ’70s AM radio, [Yours Conditionally] sees them wrestle with the conditions of love and commitment. Their story and music remain romantic, but one’s reminded that while they’re ‘in it together,’ they’re also wholly individual.” –Interview

“[Yours Conditionally] is less a product of crashing waves and more the result of [frontwoman Alaina] Moore’s ongoing meditation on how she defines herself in relation to those around her and, as a self-professed feminist, how she navigates contemporary definitions of femininity and gender roles within a monogamous relationship.” –W Magazine

“Your new favorite chill-wave escape.” –New York Magazine

“[‘Modern Woman’ is] gloriously, perfectly, very Tennis. The treatment of Alaina’s cushiony, layered vocals, the ’70s sparkle that's evident in the music…Tennis, it’s lovely to have you back.” –Vice Noisey

“[‘Modern Woman’ is] a haunting, echoey ode to womankind.” –Entertainment Weekly

“[‘In the Morning I’ll be Better’ is] a harmony-laden declaration of devotion.”
“Moore’s voice is as melodious as ever, and the song [‘Ladies Don’t Play Guitar’] 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.” –Stereogum

“The new record includes the lovely advance track ‘Ladies Don’t Play Guitar,’ as well as opener ‘In the Morning I’ll Be Better’ and the dreamy, dizzying ‘Modern Woman’… like ‘Ladies Don’t Play Guitar,’ ‘Modern Woman’ is a mannered, sarcastic meditation on womanhood, delivered with a dose of melancholy sincerity.”
–SPIN

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.

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.

YOURS CONDITIONALLY TRACK LIST
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



TENNIS LIVE
* with Spoon
† with The Shins
‡ with Father John Misty

April 27 /// Mobile, AL /// Soul Kitchen*
April 28 /// Oxford, MS /// The Lyric*
April 29 /// Baton Rouge, LA /// Varsity Theatre*
May 1 /// Tampa, FL /// The Ritz Ybor*
May 2 /// Lake Buena Vista, FL /// House of Blues*
May 3 /// Athens, GA /// Georgia Theatre*
May 5 /// Charleston, SC /// Music Farm*
May 6 /// Asheville, NC /// The Orange Peel*
May 7 /// Raleigh, NC /// The Ritz*
May 9 /// Knoxville, TN /// The Mill & Mine*
May 11 /// Columbus, OH /// Newport Music Hall*
May 12 /// Cleveland, OH /// House of Blues*
May 16 /// Norfolk, VA /// The Norva†
May 17 /// Richmond, VA /// The National†
May 19 /// St. Louis, MO /// The Pageant†
May 20 /// Council Bluffs, IA /// Harrah’s Stir Cove†
May 21 /// Moorhead, MN /// Bluestem Center for the Arts†
May 23 /// Edmonton, AB /// Northern Alberta Jubilee†
May 24 /// Calgary, AB /// MacEwan Hall†
May 25 /// Missoula, MT /// The Wilma†
May 27 /// Vancouver, BC /// Queen Elizabeth Theatre†
June 15 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Prospect Park†
June 16 /// Portland, ME /// Thompsons Point†
June 17 /// Cooperstown, NY /// Brewery Ommegang†
July 27 /// Grand Rapids, MI /// Meijer Gardens Aphitheater†
July 29 /// Cleveland, OH /// Agora Theatre†
July 30 /// Burlington, VT /// Lake Champlain Maritime†
August 1 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Stage AE†
August 2 /// Boston, MA /// House of Blues†
August 12 /// Denver, CO /// Velorama
August 19 /// Minneapolis, MN /// Surly Brewing Field‡