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Review: Tennis – Cape Dory

Tennis - Cape Dory

Tennis - Cape Dory By Claire Diver

Tennis’s debut album, “Cape Dory,” chronicles an eight-month long sailboat trip taken by the husband-and-wife duo behind the music, Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore.

The result of the voyage is an album of nostalgic, lo-fi, beach pop. Moore’s voice sweetly echoes 60s girl groups like the Shangri-Las as she sings about love, sailing, and coconuts.

Although the album is only 29 minutes long, it feels complete – a balance is struck between high-tempo ditties like “Take Me Somewhere” and “Seafarer” and the more leisurely “Bimini Bay” and “Waterbirds.” The high points of the album include more meditative tunes like the latter two mentioned as well as welcome guitar breaks between Moore’s overly frequent “oh oh oohs.”

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