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Tennis explains how it all began, share personal, ocean-themed letter, announce tour dates

By now, its no secret: Tennis was born out of months at sea, after which newlyweds Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley came home and made and record. A whirlwind of interest in the band and a deal with Fat Possum Records followed, and now the duo is readying the release of its debut, Cape Dory, in early 2011.

But in a recent interview with San Francisco-based yourstru.ly, we get the story of Tennis' formation, straight from the mouthes of Moore and Riley, along with a live performance of "Pigeon" from the upcoming record. (As a bonus, the couple shared a illustrated letter with yourstru.ly that Riley wrote to Moore while he was preparing for their trip. Aw, how cute.)

Tennis play Washington D.C.'s 9:30 Club tonight, and are set to come back to Denver for a show at the hi-dive in February. Here's a full list of dates:

Tour Dates

Tennis

12/05 - Kung Fu Neck Tie - Philadelphia, PA 12/06 - Middle East Club - Cambridge, MA 12/07 - Casa Del Popolo - Montreal, QC 12/08 - The Drake Hotel - Toronto, ON 12/10 - Schubas Tavern - Chicago, IL 12/11 - Mojo's - Columbia, MO 01/27 - Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT 01/28 - Neurolux - Boise, ID 01/29 - Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR 01/31 - Media Club - Vancouver, BC 02/01 - The Crocodile - Seattle, WA 02/03 - Bottom of the Hill - San Francisco, CA 02/04 - The Echo - Los Angeles, CA 02/05 - Tin Can Ale House - San Diego, CA 02/07 - Hotel Congress - Tucson, AZ 02/08 - Rhythm Room - Tempe, AZ 02/10 - hi-dive - Denver, CO

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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