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Tennis and Poor Moon


Mississippi Studios (map) North
Sun., Jan. 5, 9 p.m. 2014 21+

Mississsippi Studios

For their new EP Small Sound, Tennis teamed up with Oregon producer Richard Swift, and the results sound like Like a Virgin-era Madonna fronting the Left Banke. In other words, deliriously tantalizing pop that spans decades. Don't miss the Denver band when they swing through with their honey-drippin' sounds in tow. NED LANNAMANN

When their reminiscent, sweet-pop doo-wop suddenly set sail in 2010, the narrative surrounding Tennis was more than a ray of sun—it was the wind at their back. The story goes something like this: A couple moves aboard a boat and traverses the Eastern Seaboard while musically collaborating for the first time. They emerge with a '60s girl-pop concept and material for an album. Journalists—myself included—couldn't help themselves. And while Tennis' sweet, safe, harmonious, and meticulous comforts are indeed worthwhile, it's hard to imagine that a non-couple in a dank, wintry basement couldn't have caught a similar wave. As for Tennis, now some years in, their narrative becoming less of a buoy, the real work begins. Can they capture the same wonder without the context? Their November EP, Small Sound, seems to suggest so. If you're into swooning, boat-shoe preppy rock, then, by all means, climb aboard! ANDREW R TONRY

Mississippi Studios

3939 N Mississippi, Portland, OR 97227

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