Tennis System

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Tennis System

Medvedi, Cry Baby

Sat, November 25, 2017

Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm

$8.00 - $10.00

This event is all ages

Tennis System
Tennis System
The promise of L.A. may well lie in Tennis System, who have thundered their way through their adopted city with a reverb-drenched ferocity that has, in short order, made the East Coast transplants the city’s band to watch.

One listen is all it takes to comprehend why L.A. Weekly dubbed the band one of the city’s most promising of 2015 and “one of the city's best live acts”: Tennis System are masters of unhinged, lo-fi psychedelia, laced with the inescapably pop DNA of Jesus and Mary Chain, Nirvana and Ride. Behind the sweat-drenched performances, behind the Orange amps and squalling anthems is a coolly leather-clad trio. Arriving at the current lineup, however, was a spirit quest that took Tennis System from one coast to the other: It was in gritty Washington, D.C. that a young Matty Taylor, the band’s founder, steeped like tea in the music of Fugazi and Bad Brains, Black Tambourine and Nation of Ulysses. He decamped for Los Angeles, propelling Tennis System forward as a full-fledged L.A. band.

Though Tennis System has shared bills with the likes of Nothing, Wavves, Japandroids, The Flaming Lips, A Place To Bury Strangers, Ride and Beach Fossils, and worked with Jeff Zeigler of Uniform Recording (Kurt Vile, War on Drugs, Nothing) and Fred Kevorkian (White Stripes, Pavement, Sonic Youth, the National) since its founding in 2009, life on the best coast has only served to raise its profile: In the past year, crowds at Austin Psych Fest, the burgeoning Echo Park Rising and Air and Style festivals, the Ace Hotel Palm Springs, L.A.’s legendary Amoeba Records, and the city’s iconic Part-Time Punks showcase have begun to bear witness to Tennis System’s slash-and-burn live shows.

After 2011’s much blogged-about self-released album, “Teenagers” (and its stunner of a single, “Hey We Tried”), the band returned in the fall of 2014 with “Technicolour Blind,” the appropriately named, heady fever-dream of a new album that has been a year in the making for Tennis System. Its tracks, including “Technicolour Blind” “Memories & Broken Dreams” and the sparkling, anthemic “Dead Honey” are melodic departures from the gritty, fuzz-washed tunes of yore; rather, Los Angeles life, with its thrilling beauty and starkly menacing underbelly, has left Tennis System sun-bleached and wary, and left their music imbued with the peculiar patina of a rough-and-tumble circumstance. The guitars still squeal, but listen closely: Taylor’s lyricism bears unexpected wisdom and woe. Recorded with Ulysses Noriega (The Wedding Present, Ben Folds, The Offspring) and John Girgus (Aberdeen, Languis, The Legendary House Cats) and mixed by Drew Fisher (The Melvins, Bleached, Babies) and mastered by John Greenham (Ice Cube, Aesop Rock, Chuck Prophet), “Technicolour Blind” is poised to be Tennis System’s breakout effort, even if fans knew it all along.
Medvedi
Medvedi
Venue Information:
The Lowbrow Palace
111 E. Robinson Ave.
El Paso, TX, 79902
http://thelowbrowpalace.com