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Tennis' Patrick Riley on Growing Up in Arizona, Working with Pat Carney of The Black Keys, and Living With His Wife on a Sailboat


Best Beach Wavves Coast House Fossils. There are plenty of "beachy" bands out there, and most of them combine 60's pop melodies with boatloads of reverb. Tennis plays off the nautical theme -- on in name, but in origin: the Colorado husband and wife team were initially inspired by a seven-month Atlantic sailing trip. Should we call it yacht-gaze?

Tennis' debut album, Cape Dory was released earlier this year, and the group is following it up with Young and Old on Valentine's Day of next year. Tennis is kicking off a short tour with Miniature Tigers tomorrow, December 6, at Crescent Ballroom.

We recently caught up with guitarist Patrick Riley to discuss recruiting Patrick Carney of The Black Keys as a producer, living on a boat, and what to expect from Young and Old.

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