Tennis – I’m Callin’

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As Tennis get ready to release their third album, Ritual in Repeat, the husband-wife duo have dropped a couple of tracks in anticipation, including “I’m Callin'” and “Never Work For Free.” Although both songs exhibit the usual effervescent dreampop characteristics we’ve come to love about the Denver-based pair, they sound more ebullient than ever on the new tracks. The springy chorus of their single “I’m Callin'” recalls the early pop sensibilities of Madonna’s first album (so what’s not to like)? Heck, even their website is a super fun exercise in nostalgia (involving an interactive spray can that reminds me of digital design software from the 90s).

The forthcoming LP — produced by Patrick Carney (The Black Keys), Jim Eno (Spoon), and Richard Swift (The Shins) — is due out September 9 via Communion. Listen to both new tracks below.

Tennis embark on their fall tour next month, making a stop at DC’s Black Cat September 25.

Tennis – Mean Streets

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If you love indie and also happen to be nostalgic for the dulcet pop stylings of the 50’s and 60’s, then look no further than the new Tennis EP just released via Communion Records. Sample their track “Mean Streets” off the five track EP Small Sound below and grab it on iTunes today.

Tennis will be playing at DC’s Black Cat TONIGHT!

 

Tennis Tour Dates:
11/06 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
11/07 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
11/09 Montreal, QC @ II Motore
11/10 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison
11/12 Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub
11/13 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
11/14 Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
11/16 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
11/17 St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
11/19 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
11/20 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
11/21 Maquoketa, IA @ Daytrotter
11/29 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

JENN’S EPIC ‘BEST OF’ LIST: 2012

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So long 2012 – Sydney NYE

Now that I’m back from abroad, I’m amped to finally be sharing my list of stand-out indie tracks from the last year!

In no particular order, below are my top 50 artists and/or tracks of 2012. Since I started blogging midway through the year, some of these artists have been honored with a post prior and some have not. Thus for the sake of diversifying, in some cases the featured track below is not necessarily my favorite but a varying version of the original or new track entirely (but equally adored, obv).

1. Alpine – Hands

 

2. Little Dragon – Ritual Union

 

3. Trails & Ways – Border Crosser (Seshen Remix)

 

4. Air Traffic Controller – You Know Me

 

5. Electric Guest – This Head I Hold (their cover of Little Dragon’s Ritual Union is a must-listen as well)

 

6. Calvin Harris ft. Florence Welch – Sweet Nothing

 

7. Beat Culture – Useless

 

8. Tennis – Origins

 

9. Tanlines – S.A.W.

 

10. Beach House – Myth

 

11. Blackbird Blackbird – Running Up That Hill (Kate Bush Cover)

 

12. Dems – Down on You (Hannes Fischer Remix)

 

13. Charli XCX – I’ll Never Know

 

14. Lord Huron – The Stranger

 

15. Ellie Goulding – Figure 8 (Alias Mix)

 

16. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) – Tapes & Money

 

17. Flight Facilities – Clair de Lune (ft. Christine Hoberg)

 

18. Wild Belle – It’s Too Late

 

19. Dirty South & Alesso – City of Dreams

 

20. Alt-J – Something Good

 

21. Bumblebeez – Next to You

 

22. St. Lucia – Closer Than This

 

23. Crystal Castles – Wrath of God

 

24. Sky Ferreira – Everything is Embarrassing

 

25. Ben Howard – The Fear (Moonlight Matters Rework)

 

26. No Ceremony/// – Feelsolow

 

27. The 1975 – You

 

28. Ultraista – Smalltalk

 

29. The Zolas – Knot In My Heart

 

30. Southern Shores – New Love

 

31. Django Django – Default

 

32. AlunaGeorge – You Know You Like It (Bondax Remix)

 

33. Dan Croll – From Nowhere

 

34. Germany Germany – With You (ft. Kotomi)

 

35. Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks (The Knocks Remix)

 

36. Sun Airway – Close

 

37. Grimes – Genesis

 

38. Youth Lagoon – Daydream

 

39. Miike Snow – Bavarian #1 (Say You Will)

(Track begins at 3:05)

 

40. Wild Child – The Tale of You & Me

 

41. The Naked and Famous – Young Blood

 

42. Dwntwn – See My Eyes

 

43. Passion Pit – Take A Walk

 

44. Beat Connection – Think/Feel (ft. Chelsey Scheffe)

 

45. Grizzly Bear – Sleeping Ute

 

46. Years & Years – I Wish I Knew

 

47. MS MR – Hurricane

 

48. Kindness – House

 

49. Hot Chip – How Do You Do (Todd Terje remix)

 

50. Wild Cub – Thunder Clatter

 

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

These tracks also received a considerable amount of air time on my playlist this year.

1. The Xx – Sunset

 

2. Bloc Party – Truth

 

3. Cat Power – Ruin

 

4. Adventure Club – Retro City (Bronze Whale Remix)

 

5. Panama – It’s Not Over

 

6. Santigold – Disparate Youth

 

7. Phebe Starr – Alone With You

 

8. Viceroy – Chase Us Around – (Jay Lamar & Jesse Oliver Remix)

 

9. U-Tern – You Don’t Know Me

 

10. The Establishment – Love Like This