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Pleasant second album,
This review is from: Young & Old (Audio CD)Tennis, a duo consisting of the husband and wife team Patrick Riley (guitar, keyboards, production) and Alaina Moore (vocals, keyboards) issued a promising debut album in early 2011 "Cape Dory" and now only a year later comes their second album.
"Young and Old" (10 tracks; 33 min.) is no radical departure from the first album, and continues the sounds reminicent of lo-fi-sounding '50s pop, although the band now includes a drummer full-time (James Barone). It's hard to pinpoint highlights as such on this, as this collection needs to be heard in its entirety and this is not a "singles" band. Alaina Moore sounds as lovely as ever, and in the end this plays as throwback to yesteryear, with dreamy sounds abounding from start to finish.
I have been playing this pretty much non-stop since getting this a few weeks ago. At 33 min., this clips by in no time and you'll just play it again and again. No, this isn't for everyone (and not for anyone into mainstream commercial music), but if you are into indie-pop, I would readily recommend this. I haven't gotten a chance to see Tennis in concert yet, and hope I will have an opportunity to do so sometime this year (please come to Cincinnati!).
*UPDATE" (June, 2012) Tennis has just been announced as one of the acts for the upcoming MidPoint Music Festival here in Cincinnati in September, and you can bet your last dollar I will be front and center for that.