New Sounds: Tennis deliver ace after ace on ‘I Miss That Feeling’


After releasing four full-length albums together and touring rather incessantly, married-couple-band Tennis have a lot of reasons to die happy — but they’re not quite through yet. The duo have announced that their new EP We Can Die Happy, the followup to this year’s Yours Conditionally LP, will drop on November 10. To ready us for the release, the duo has shared new track “I Miss That Feeling,” another notch in the couple’s retro-pop belt.

Along with the EP announcement, Tennis shared some thoughts on We Can Die Happy.

“Every album represents something foundational to our lives during the time of its creation,” the presser from the band states. “Yours Conditionally was about extricating ourselves from an industry that made us feel joyless and retrained. After a successful campaign that involved starting our own label and learning how to record on our own, We Can Die Happy finds us on the other side of that leap of faith, reveling in the sense of freedom and control we’ve found in our work.”

After hitting up Boston multiple times this year — once at The Sinclair, and again at the House of Blues — Tennis return to town early next year on January 21 to perform at Royale.

Peep the group’s new tune and full list of tour dates below.

Featured image up top by Ben Stas for Vanyaland, from Tennis’ aforementioned House of Blues show with The Shins.

Tennis North American Tour:
November 13: Albuquerque, NM // Sister Bar*
November 14: Tucson, AZ // 191 Toole*
November 16: Los Angeles, CA // The Fonda Theatre*
November 17: San Francisco, CA // The Fillmore*
November 18: Santa Barbara, CA // SoHo Music Club*
November 24: San Diego, CA // Music Box*
November 25: Santa Ana, CA // Constellation Room*
November 27: Sacramento, CA // Harlow’s*
November 29: Eugene, OR // Hi-Fi Music Hall*
November 30: Portland, OR // Wonder Ballroom*
December 1: Seattle, WA // Neptune Theater*
December 2: Vancouver, BC // The Cobalt*
January 6: Denver, CO // Ogden Theater
January 10: Omaha, NE // The Waiting Room
January 11: Minneapolis, MN // Fine Line Music Cafe
January 12: Milwaukee, WI // Turner Hall Ballroom 
January 13: Chicago, IL // Metro
January 15: Indianapolis, IN // the Hi-Fi
January 16: Detroit, MI // Majestic Theatre
January 18: Toronto, ON // The Mod Club Theatre 
January 19: Ithaca, NY // The  Haunt
January 20: S. Burlington, VT // Higher Ground Showcase Lounge
January 21: Boston, MA // Royale
January 23: Brooklyn, NY // Brooklyn Steel
January 24: Washington, DC // 9:30 Club
January 25: Philadelphia, PA // Union Transfer
January 27: Carrboro, NC // Cat’s Cradle
January 29: Atlanta, GA // Terminal West
January 30: Nashville, TN // Mercy Lounge
February 1: Dallas, TX // Tree’s
February 2: San Antonio, TX // Paper Tiger
February 3: Austin, TX // Emo’s
* The Wild Ones