Denver-based indie-pop outfit Tennis are scheduled to release their sophomore album, Young & Old, via Fat Possum on February 13. As time creeps closer to the release of the Cape Dory follow-up, Tennis finishes off 2011 with a soft bang with the recent release of their own cover of Broadcast's "Tears in the Typing Pool," a cut from the band's 2005 Tender Buttons release.
Tennis frontman Patrick Riley told NME:
"Broadcast have been a huge influence in our band from day one. Bassist James Cargill and drummer Steve Perkins create, in my mind, an infinity of space that very few bands can claim. The arrangement of tones and instruments put Trish Keenan's voice just where it needs to be. Hopefully this homage of ours makes sense as Keenan will be sorely missed."
Along with the release of the new cover track, Tennis released dates for their upcoming spring tour to promote Young & Old.
Listen to Tennis's version of Broadcast's "Tears in the Typing Pool," and check out the tour dates below.
Tennis – "Tears in the Typing Pool" (Broadcast Cover)
Feb. 16: Bluebird Theater–Denver, Colorado
Feb. 22: Slowdown–Omaha, Nebraska
Feb. 24: High Noon Saloon–Madison, Wisconsin
Feb. 26: Lincoln Hall–Chicago, IL
Feb. 27: Radio Radio–Indianapolis, Indiana
Feb. 28: Grog Shop–Cleveland, Ohio
Feb. 29: Horseshoe Tavern–Toronto, Ontario
March 2: Brighton Music Hall–Boston, Massachusetts
March 3: Bowery Ballroom–New York, New York
March 6: Union Transfer–Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
March 7: Black Cat–Washington, DC
March 9: Local 506–Chapel Hill, North Carolina
March 10: The Earl–Atlanta, Georgia
March 11: Orange You Glad Festival–Orlando, Florida