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So far, in its notably short life span, Tennis has had a completely whirlwind and storied existence. Not too long after launching, the band generated a nearly deafening buzz in the blogosphere, one that ultimately resulted in a deal with Fat Possum Records.
The label, also home to WAVVES, Andrew Bird and the Walkman, is slated to release Cape Dory, the outfit's eagerly awaited ten-song debut on Tuesday, January 18. Maybe it's just us, but doesn't the painting-like image come off as a throwback to the Sweet Valley High paperback-novel covers of the '80s? Pitchfork has the track list (and a Tunnelvision video), if you're inclined.
This evening, meanwhile, another homegrown blog darling, Pictureplane, will be playing at Brooklyn Bowl alongside fellow celestial being Laurel Halo for a free edition of Fader Bowl, which is precisely what it sounds like: a free show at a bowling alley. Coming off a recent stint with Sleigh Bells, Pictureplane will be heading home for a guest DJ spot at Lipgloss next Friday, November 12, before leaving again at the end of the month for a European tour with Small Black.
Finally, The Chain Gang of 1974, which turned a few heads at CMJ last month, announced that White Guts, its previously self-released effort, is going to be reissued in March. No word yet on which label will have the honors, but judging from the fact that Modern Art Records currently has the band listed on its roster, it's safe to assume that the imprint's logo might appear somewhere on the release.