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Tennis extends Winter / Spring 2011 Tour

By December 17, 2010No Comments

La Sera, Lord Huron to open


Tennis – Take Me Somewhere by forcefieldpr


Yours Truly Presents: Tennis “Pigeon” from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Two on a big ocean.

Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore met while studying philosophy in college. The two agreed that upon graduating they would sell their collective possessions and leave behind their lives in Denver. They planned to buy a small sailboat and spend the next year living aboard and traveling exclusively under sail. For years this dream was carefully nurtured while preparations were made. Learning to sail and selecting a boat is difficult to accomplish from a landlocked state. Their nautical self-education consisted of a steady diet of how-to books and videos.

They were motivated by stories shared by sailors like Joshua Slocum, or Lin and Larry Pardey. On a sailboat minimalism transcends efficiency. There are no schedules, no agendas, or the many concerns that come with modern life. A sailor cares only for the direction of the wind and the condition of the water. Riley and Moore did not want their perception of the world to be shaped by spreadsheets, or facts gleaned in classrooms. They wanted a life of experience unmediated by people or things, a life of intimate participation with their environment. Cell phones, television, household appliances, the conveniences of modern life were traded for simplicity and contentment. A return to evenings spent indulging in the profound silence of the remotest regions, far from the yellowy glow of civilization.

Voyaging along the North Atlantic coastline for seven months at an average speed of five miles an hour lends itself to reordering one’s priorities. The long way is the beautiful one. The hard way is the most rewarding. Two years after completing their 2500 nautical mile voyage, Riley and Moore’s experience has led them to seek out a new endeavor. Their music bears the mark of months spent alone with the sea and each other. It is tinged with the sweet affection of new lovers. It bears the uncluttered aesthetic of time spent in remote and uninhabited regions. Their music is a modest attempt to translate an old truth rediscovered.


Jan 27 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 28 Neurolux – Boise, ID
Jan 29 Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR
Jan 31 Media Club – Vancouver, BC
Feb 01 The Crocodile – Seattle, WA #
Feb 03 Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA #
Feb 04 The Echo – Los Angeles, CA #
Feb 05 Tin Can Ale House – San Diego, CA #
Feb 07 Hotel Congress – Tucson, AZ
Feb 08 Rhythm Room – Tempe, AZ
Feb 10 Hi Dive – Denver, CO
Feb 17 Jackpot – Lawrence, KS
Feb 18 Slowdown Jr. – Omaha, NE
Feb 19 7th St. Entry – Minneapolis, MN
Feb 21 High Noon Saloon – Madison, WI
Feb 22 Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
Feb 25 Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ONT
Feb 26 Il Motore – Montreal, QC
Feb 27 Iron Horse Music Hall – Northampton, MA
Feb 28 Great Scott – Allston, MA
Mar 02 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY *
Mar 03 Bell House – Brooklyn, NY *
Mar 04 Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA *
Mar 05 Rock ‘n Roll Hotel – Washington, DC *
Mar 07 Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC *
Mar 08 Grey Eagle – Asheville, NC *
Mar 10 The Basement – Nashville, TN *
Mar 11 The Earl – Atlanta, GA *
Mar 12 The Social – Orlando, FL *
Mar 13 The Orpheum – Tampa, FL *
Mar 15 Parish @ House of Blues – New Orleans, LA *
Mar 16 – 20 SXSW Austin, TX

# = w/ Lord Huron
* = w/ La Sera

Cape Dory
(Fat Possum)
Street Date: Jan. 18, 2011
Formats: CD / LP / Cassette / Digital

01 Take Me Somewhere
02 Long Boast Pass
03 Cape Dory
04 Marathon
05 Bimini Bay
06 South Carolina
07 Pigeon
08 Seafarer
09 Baltimore
10 Water Birds


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