Reverb was first to report that Tennis is working with half of the Black Keys on its forthcoming album, and even juicier news has come our way. The first taste off of the forthcoming album,”Young and Old,” (due out February 14 on Fat Possum) is a single entitled “Origins.” It’s the signature Tennis sound with a punch and the single will be released via Gorilla vs Bear’s imprint Forest Family Records as a double A side that you can purchase here.
For those of you who watch “Grey’s Anatomy” and were wondering if the clip used in the softball scene the other night was Tennis, you weren’t hearing things. “The High Road” graced the long-running series (by my estimation, every cast member has hooked up with each other AT LEAST ONCE). Recently, the band also covered the Zombies’ classic track, “Tell Her No,” which you can download below. The duo’s original plans of touring with the Vaccines fell through, and since have chartered out a new tour with Miniature Tigers.
For you CSU students, Fort Collins residents or those free to take a trip up north on I-25, Tennis will perform at a block party thrown by the good people over at Adult Swim on Walnut St, between Linden St and Mountain Ave. The soiree takes place November 11, from 7-11 p.m.. You can get all the deets here and RSVP here.
12/6 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
12/7 – The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
12/8 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
12/9 – Velvet Jones – Santa Barbara, CA
12/10 – Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco
12/12 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
12/13 – The Biltmore Cabaret – Vancouver, BC
12/14 – Crocodile Cafe – Seattle, WA
12/17 – Hi-Dive – Denver, CO
Come celebrate Yelpapalooza 3.5
This is not a paid endorsement. When in doubt about something to eat, I always check Yelp. It’s how it works and it never fails. I’m eternally grateful to Yelp for all the assistance these years and have slacked on doing reviews. Yelp will be celebrating the YELPAPALOOZA 3.5 this Friday over at Stoney’s Bar and Grill over on 11th and Lincoln. Reverb columnist, DJ Savior Breath
Eryc Eyl, will be handling the decks between sets of a stacked night of great local acts. See the lineup below and RSVP over here.
Yelpapalooza 3.5 Lineup
8:00 pm – Petals of Spain
9:00 pm – Take to the Oars
10:00 pm – The Don’ts and Be Carefuls
Force Publique makes a mixtape for Fake Diamonds
Force Publique has contributed a mixtape to hipster thread retailer, Fake Diamonds, that you can you listen/download below. If you like what you hear, you should check out the band’s Thursday night residency for the entire month of November where they will be laying down some similar cuts for your listening pleasure over at Lost Lake. They have a fireplace and a small television if that’s a deal breaker.
RONNY – TO HAVE AND HAVE NOT
DEUX – FELICITA
MR. FLAGIO – TAKE A CHANCE
RUTH – MOTS
NIGHT GALLERY – TOO MANY MEN
SECTION 25 – LOOKING FROM A HILLTOP
CRAZY BAND – UP, DOWN, PUSH
SOMA HOLIDAY – SHAKE YOUR MOLECULES
TOBIAS BERNSTRUP – CRYO SLEEP
CHARLIE – SPACER WOMAN
CLIQUE TALK – KEMPER DISCO
Swag, Swag, Swag
There’s a new beat in town, and it moves to the sounds of new Denver-based music blog, Swagger. Their launch party functions as the Lykke Li afterparty this Friday, November 11, over at Beauty Bar. Admission is FREE and will feature multiple DJs. My question is if the kids over at Swagger swag as they blog?
Julio Enriquez is a Denver writer and photographer, editor of the Cause=Time blog and a regular contributor to Reverb.