If you’re out walking in the cold November rain tonight (it never ceases to be funny, sorry), consider dropping anchor at the Crocodile to have your heart warmed by the dulcet tones of Tennis. This sweet little dream of a band hails from the omelet-rich environs of Denver, Colorado. Taking a page from bands like Romantic Retard Nation and the Vivian Girls, they bring a low-fi, 60’s Spector girl band-esque flavor to their sound, using fuzzy guitars, organs, and harmonization to accentuate simple, lovely lyrics about things like sailing around the eastern seaboard. True fact: the band is comprised of a married couple who saved money to buy a sailboat and did exactly that.
As trite as it sounds, you can feel the heart they put into their work, and how much of a labor of love their music is for them. Featuring tracks off of the Marathon EP, as well as tracks from the anxiously awaited January release debut album Cape Dory (come ON, they named it after their boat- does the cuteness ever stop?), they bring with them the sounds of sunshine, lovers holding hands, and never-ending days at the beach.
If that isn’t enough to make you coo like a turtle dove, then you should clearly go back to kicking puppies and stealing lunch money from preschoolers.
Tennis and Golden Blonde will be playing tonight at the Crocodile. Doors are at 8:00PM. Tickets are $10.00. 21+