FAME RECOMMENDS: TENNIS – ‘IS IT TRUE’ / ‘TAKE ME SOMEWHERE’

Amazing duo Tennis made their Fat Possum debut this year with their album Cape Dory, and now they bring us “Is It True” a Brenda Lee cover and the perfect summer single ‘Take Me Somewhere’Tennis – Is It True (Brenda Lee Cover) by yvynyl

Tennis – “Take Me Somewhere” from Ian Perlman on Vimeo.
Alaina Moore explains why they chose the cover… “Brenda Lee has been a great source of inspiration for me. We stumbled across the song ‘Is It True’, a less popular single she recorded later in her career and loved it not just for her more mature, crackly voice, but for the randomly awesome inclusion of a very young Jimmy Page on electric guitar. The song is such a jam, we really enjoyed
the chance to record it ourselves.

Despite the limitations of recording it on a 4-track cassette, and then having to mix it in a pinch on an 11 year old lap top, that crashed regularly, all the parts we love are there.”

With high summer just around the corner it seems like the perfect time for Tennis to release new single ‘Take Me Somewhere’, a standout from debut album Cape Dory.

All woozy, doo-wop waves of guitar, the hum of an organ and exuberant choruses, the song will undoubtedly provide essential escapism as the warmer months ensue.

Such is the delightful nature of the get-away tale that it’s enough to entice an impromptu adventure, perhaps a summer holiday wherever the road may take you.

In support of ‘Cape Dory’, Tennis will also be embarking on a UK and European tour encompassing dates at London’s Cargo and Lounge On The Farm before they head off across Europe. New single ‘Take Me Somewhere’ released digitally July 18 on Carmen San Diego Records
LIVE DATES
July
07/06/11 – London, UK @ Cargo
07/08/11 – Kent, UK @ Lounge on the Farm Festival
07/09/11 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet
07/11/11 – Munich, Germany @ 59:01:00
07/12/11 – Berlin, Germany @ Magnet Club
07/14/11 – Hultsfred, Sweden @ Hultsfred Festival
07/15/11 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Littlevega Bar
07/16/11 – Helsinki, Finland @ Tavastia
07/19/11 – Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie
07/20/11 – Bordeaux, France @ Le Saint Ex
07/21/11 – Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo 2
07/23/11 – Moscow, Russia @ Afisha Picnic
08/05/11 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapaloozao
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