It didn’t take long for Tennis’ indie origin story to catch on: in 2010, Alaina Moore and her husband, Patrick Riley, bought a boat, sailed down the East Coast and posted online the quirky, catchy pop songs they wrote about the journey. Blogs loved the tracks, so the couple recorded a whole album, gained label support and became a real live band (with drummer James Barone). Tennis seemingly appeared out of nowhere; an A.V. Club headline even asked, “Who’s this Tennis band that everybody keeps talking about?”
The story matched the music-released by Fat Possum, 2011′s “Cape Dory” was warm, naive and bright.
Calling from her Colorado apartment, Moore is a bit more frank about her band: “We got home today to discover that our toilet is leaking, and spent all morning trying to fix it. Romance, adventure and toilet leaks. That’s us.” Continue reading