Tennis taps Black Keys' Patrick Carney to produce second record - Reverb

News: Tennis taps Black Keys’ Patrick Carney to produce sophomore album

Following hot and cold reviews for 2011’s “Cape Dory,” Denver’s Tennis has tapped Black Keys drummer and Fat Possum labelmate Patrick Carney to produce its sophomore album.

“We wanted to work with Patrick almost as soon as we started writing again,” said lead singer Alaina Moore. “Choosing to work with a producer was something we took seriously, and we felt he was best suited to handle our new material. We sought him out and couldn’t believe our luck when he said ‘yes.’ ”

Veteran producer Roger Moutenot (Yo La Tengo, Sleater-Kinney, Lou Reed) will engineer the new material, in addition to letting the band record in his Nashville studio, said Moore.

“We want to push ourselves musically, and working with Patrick and Roger will ensure that,” she said.

Tennis is slated to play Lollapalooza in Chicago this weekend and will return to Colorado for an appearance at the COMMON Pitch summit in Boulder on Aug. 19, followed by a headlining slot at the GOLDRUSH Music Festival in September.

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John Hendrickson is the managing editor of Reverb and a multimedia journalist for The Denver Post. Follow his rants on music and more on Twitter.

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