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Baeble was on hand at Webster Hall to film the full live concert from indie-pop darlings Tennis. Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley put on an impeccable show for a packed crowd, filled with old favorites, and lots of new music goodness from their recent release, Ritual In Repeat. In what we can only call a magical night, we captured the essence of Tennis' dreamy lyrics, melodies, and intimate connection with their adoring fans. You won't want to miss a full hour of audio and visual pleasure you'll be sure to play on repeat.

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I will be your history I'll be the blame Like the sacred mysteries They're
all the same Dark I roam like plants That throw their fragrance round Roots that
clutch them through The dust below the ground Silver moon is turning, now I Feel
the glow of the moon Lift your burdens high My solar on the rise Lift your
burdens high My solar on the rise
I see a miracle But my baby don't believe If that gift is giving You better
not receive There's a hymn within Sing it over and again Lift your burdens high My solar on the rise Lift your burdens high My solar on the rise Lift your
burdens high My solar on the rise Lift your burdens high My solar on the rise
Lift your burdens high My solar on the rise Lift your burdens high My solar on
the rise
Summer up in the Catskills, baby Singing just for the thrill. Everyone knows
all about you, don't they? Doing it for the thrill. Whatever's left, you'll find
You got to give it what you got now You got to give it what you got Baby, it's
true, we leave nothing for you You got to give it what you got now You got to
give it what you got
Laura, there's nothing wrong with fame Laura, you'll never be the
same Did you know they would love you, baby The more now that you're gone?
Leaving them surreptitiously Could make a hit out of any song. Whatever's left,
you'll find You've got to give it what you got now You got to give it what you
got.
Stay on your own, or leave it alone You've got to give it what you got now
You got to give it what you got Laura, there's nothing wrong with fame Laura,
you'll never be the same Born and raised in these mean streets That's
where she learned how to keep the beat.
Some say that girl's got something I heard her name half a million time.
Hustling in the mean streets That's where she learned how to keep the beat
Some say that girl's got something I heard her name half a million times.
Born and raised in the mean streets That's where she learned how to keep the
beat Some say that girl's got something I heard her name half a million times
Hustling in the mean streets That's where she learned how to keep the beat
Some say that girl's got something I heard her name half a million Laura,
Laura, Laura, Laura
- Thank you so much.
We're so happy to be here tonight.
Thank you for joining us.
This is so crazy, I can't believe how many people there are here.
I can't believe we're playing at Webster Hall.
We were just saying, it feels like just yesterday we were just scared babies playing our first show at the Cake Shop.
And our set was only 15 minutes, because we only had six songs.
Before we came on stage, Pat gave us a pep talk, which was, "If it all ends tonight, it was worth it.
" Which was a really dark pep talk in hindsight.
This one is from our EP that came out last year.
This one's called Cured of Youth.
Her steps stand akin Who can resist? So easily upstaged But really, I'm amazed
With eyes alight And her hair so bright Like I'll never find Never find anything
so divine Here's your one chance Baby, I know you can Here's your one chance Got
them in the palm of your hand Now show the world your worth, yeah Make an
entrance the doorway, way Best not to remember That baby, it ain't easy
She might leave the
mark But that's just the start Hard to be self aware To be the one who cares It's
when she's close That I feel the most Like I'll never find Never find anything
so divine Here's your one chance Baby, this is your night Here's your one chance
Better hope you get this right Now show the world your worth, yeah Make an
entrance at the doorway, way Best not to remember That baby, it ain't easy
Baby, don't look so sure, yeah
Baby, don't look so sure, yeah
She works hard Does it all without complaining She believes That sacred
things don't need explaining And the mind is elevated Though the body, devastated
The inner life of sweet sacrifice, yeah And with nothing but a needle and a knife
Only your love can devour you But when when you're lonely The same love empowers
you, yeah
She believes Apocalyptic curse would open She believes In something she can
put her hope in.
It's the holiest fixation it's taken cultivation
A pioneer in a foreign land, yeah She's devoted to a real good man Only lonely
love can devour you But when when you're lonely The same love
empowers you, yeah.
I'll never work for free No, I can't give up It never belongs to me I'll never
work for free Like an incantation I've been repeating Looking back from the
outer edge I'm still the same Looking back from the outer edge I've changed
my name Just
to stay the same Just to stay the same Fell in love with a traveling man I'll
make him mine Do whatever I can Fell in love with a traveling man I'll make him
mine Do whatever I can You got me looking for love You got me looking for love A
little sympathy Because a long way back never comes easily Even a young girl
knows That the first smell of love Is described where the cold wind blows A
single syllable being my history Never know one word could mean so much to me
Fell in love
with a traveling man I'll make him mine Do whatever I can Fell in love with a
traveling man I'll make him mine Do whatever I can Touching me with such
sweet blindness Hiding where our past can't find us
Need to find you another door Oh baby I
need more I can't live on metaphors Oh baby I need more Fell in love with a
traveling man Gonna make you mine Do whatever I can Fell in love with a
traveling man Gonna make him mine Do whatever I can You got me looking for
love You got me looking You got me looking for love
- Thank you so much.
Jot some things down on a list Under the header, "Things to fix" It's wrong, I
know But I can't let go Some days I can't think what to do My thoughts are all
concerned with you It hurts, I know But I can't let go Timothy, say something sweet
to me Say it slowly, until you believe Tell me that you find increasingly
Elements of merit within me
Seems like nature cannot help
But incriminate itself It's hard, I know But I
can't let go Baby, you are either-or And I'm the other at the door It's wrong, I
know But I can't let go Timothy, say something sweet to me Say it slowly until
you believe Tell me that you find increasingly Elements of merit within me
A hard heart will make a man blind And a hard heart gets harder with time It's
wrong, I know I can't let go A hard heart will make a man blind And a hard heart
gets harder with time It's wrong, I know I can't let go
Timothy, say something sweet to me
Say it slowly until you believe Tell me that you find increasingly Elements of
merit within me A hard heart will make a man blind And a hard heart gets harder
with time It's wrong, I know I can't let go A hard heart will make a man blind And
a hard heart gets harder with time It's wrong, I know I can't let go
- Thank you so much.
Let's do an old one.
Been reaching for my baby Close-hearted with my darling I'll be
holding you tight Let you sleep through the night I will be there I promise to
take good care of you
Been reaching for my baby Close-hearted with my darling I'll be
holding you tight Let you sleep through the night Let the wind blow We will be
safe, I know
I will be there I promise to take care of you I will be there I promise to
take care of you
- Thank you.
- You guys ready? Let's do this.
I'd prefer to think of him As a man of many means Of powers extreme Exposed to
the extreme Nature's so determined He may never change his mind The only possible
excuse For pretending to be blind Petition for a life unknown
To all my friends, the censor's shown
oh Petition for a life unknown To all my friends, the censor's
shown, oh
I can't remember why I'm this His motives sound mysterious His anger
extreme, exposed to the extreme Has he a hidden past? And memories that don't show
back And have to remember what I'm supposed to like Petition for a life
unknown To all my friends, the censor's shown, oh Petition for a life unknown To
all my friends, the censor's shown, oh
For those who've never had You keep coming back
You take, take, take away Till the very last
For those who've never had You keep coming back Take, take, take away
Till the very last Petition for a life unknown To all my friends, the censor's
shown, oh Petition for a life unknown To all my friends, the censor's shown, oh
Petition for a life unknown To all my friends, the censor's shown, oh Petition
for a life unknown To all my friends, the censor's shown, oh
- Thank you.
I end afflicted with a nine That's either thinning near a kite
Our history is incomplete
Your memory's been cruel to me Oh, darling, now The way you're so fine
Ending won't come easily The way you're so fine Back to me Oh, I'm looking to
back you Oh, I'm looking to back you
Oh, I'm looking to back you He loved the earth the
dark roots crash But I know that don't count for much A classified to bring you
home Make you a lover of my own Oh, darling, now
The way you're so fine Ending won't
come easily The way you're so fine back to me Oh, I'm looking to back you Oh
I'm looking to back you Oh, I'm looking to back you
Oh, I'm looking to back you Oh, I'm looking to back you Oh, I'm looking to
back you
The taste of sweet wine The way you keep time Makes me feel light Don't
trust your magic Can't change your habits So let's be light
The way you hold me Careful unfolding I feel the night It's not surprising We go
on rising All through the night Looking across the street lights See the colors
they obscure Straining your night vision For a chance to pierce the heavens In the
darkened night Wandering in the moonlight Feel the softness of the air Sleeping in
the shadow Of the heavens So expansive in the waning light The taste of sweet wine
The way you keep time Makes me feel light Don't trust your magic Can't change your
habits So let's be light Looking across the street lights See the colors they
obscure Straining your night vision For a chance to pierce the heavens In the
darkened night Wandering in the moonlight Feel the softness of the air Sleeping in
the shadow Of the heavens So expansive in the waning light
I knew all the love songs I knew all the love songs I knew all the love songs I
knew all the love songs I knew all the love songs I knew all the love songs I
knew all the love songs Looking across the street lights See the colors they
obscure Straining your night vision For a glimpse of something pure Wandering
in the moonlight Feel the softness of the air Sleeping in the shadow Of the
heavens So expansive in the waning light
Tonight I'll trace a fragile curve The dim horizon that you serve Holy movement
holy sound A whisper rising from the ground It's saying, "Let me in, I'm
calling Come on and let me in, I'm calling Can you feel it, night is
falling I'm calling I'm calling" And now I hear your voice Like a soft
ringing And all at once it seems Like you've been singing to me
Just when I think that you're mine You start to slip away But your love is
divine You know I'm coming for you When I think that you're mine You start to
slip away Let me in, I'm calling Come on and let me in, I'm calling Can you feel
it, night is falling I'm calling I'm calling
Just when I think that you're mine You start to slip away But your love is
divine You know I'm coming for you When I think that you're mine You start to
slip away But your love is divine I hear you calling
When I think that you're mine You start to slip away
But your love is divine You know I'm coming for you When I think that
you're mine You start to slip away You slip away You slip away You slip away
- Thank you.
One hundred lovers ago That's when I met him, and now you know One hundred
lovers ago He was a heart-breaker He was a heart-breaker No less, it wasn't in at
that time She was a poet with hair that shined I never thought I could make him
mine Afraid to reach out and then resign One hundred loves will make you bold One
hundred more will make you cold Oh, he was a heart-breaker One hundred loves
make you bold One hundred more will make you cold Oh, he was a heart-breaker And I
will laugh until I'm tired I will battle with a strange desire I watched each girl
come and go For years I waited but could not show One hundred lovers ago Back then
I loved him, and now you know
One hundred loves will make you bold One hundred more will make you cold Oh, he
was a heart-breaker One hundred loves make you bold One hundred more will make
you cold Oh, he was a heart-breaker And I will laugh until I'm tired I will battle
with a strange desire And I will laugh until I'm tired I will battle with a
strange desire
Sensitive heart, you're doomed from the start Meant to play the penitent bat
Inquisitive mind, you're destined to find Tempted fate and knowledge divine View in
there a pitied pair Denoted by a scene unfair Will you make my children bear the
consequences everywhere? Is it so hard to forgive the way that we've been made to
live? How much is required to set things right? Have you confused your power with
mine?
View in there a pitied pair Denoted by a scene unfair Will you make my children
bear the consequences everywhere? Imminent you seem to be
A picture of fragility What is it that
you think of me? Is it a woman that you see? Is it so hard to forgive the way
that we've been made to live? How much is required to set things right? Have you
confused your power with mine? Is it so hard to forgive the way that we've been
made to live? How much is required to set things right? Have you confused your
power with mine?
If it's not the end Then it's the means That's your way Of doing things All
these simple melodies Find their way into your memory This will never be my song
This one was meant for you all along It's nothing profound Just as we turn, oh
If it's not the end Then it's the means That's your way Of doing things Stacks
of paper Muted white Lay neglected in the glaring light I will always be your
girl In the still point of the turning world It's nothing profound Just as we
turn, oh This isn't my song It's nothing profound Just as we turn, oh
If it's not the end Then it's the means That's your way Of doing things If
it's not the end Then it's the means That's your way Of doing things If it's
not the end Then it's the means That's your way Of doing things
- Thank you so much, you guys.
Thank you.
Took a train to Took a train to get to you Finally got there And I couldn't find
you anywhere We could be good, but we don't live the way that we should
Constantly told we're imperfect and cannot be good Took a train to
Took a train to get to you Finally got there And I couldn't
find you anywhere We could be good, but we don't live the way
that we should Constantly told we're imperfect and cannot be good
Tired of waiting around for you to intervene Tired of wishing that you even
knew what I mean When I say your name, I look for a change But everywhere I go,
it all feels the same When I say your name, I look for a change But everywhere
I go, it all feels the same When I say your name, I look for a change
But everywhere I go, it all feels the same
When I say your name, I look for a change But everywhere I go, it all feels
the same We could be good, but we don't live the way that we should Constantly
told we're imperfect and cannot be good Tired of waiting around for you
to intervene Tired of wishing that you even knew what I mean
- Thank you so much.
Even bad girls can do good things Even bad girls have holy dreams You know, I
I'm not so transparent My intentions, they ain't so apparent Bad girls, bad
girls Bad girls, bad girls Even bad girls have tender hearts
Even bad girls can fall
apart In the night, oh I am transformed By the next day, I've been reborn If it
were physical, it would show If it were spiritual, I would know If it were
physical, it would show If it were spiritual, I would know There is a need
always divided From all the things that I've been hiding
The truth, you know I'll never find I'll never have any peace of mind It's
true, I know I'll never find I'll never have any peace of mind If it were
physical, it would show If it were spiritual, I would know If it were
physical, it would show If it were spiritual, I would know You know I love a
good ceremony That's why I chose matrimony, yeah I will never want to feel
ashamed I just can't bear that kind of pain There is a need, always divided From
all the things that I've been hiding Bad girls, bad girls Bad girls, bad girls Bad
girls, bad girls Bad girls, bad girls, oh
- Thank you.
Coconut Grove is a very small cove Separated from the sea By a shifting
shore We didn't realize That we had arrived At high tide, high tide Barely
made it out alive, oh
Red over right, fishermen working at night Not even once did we see a light We
didn't realize The forecast had been revised By moonless skies and Shifty
wind that gusts and dies Oh, on the sand our keel is heaving But
tonight we've got to be leaving Travel through the day and into the evening
Marathon, how long we've been gone And still not yet set foot upon you Marathon
how long we've been gone And still not yet set foot upon you Your low-lying
shores open welcomingly To one who's spent the night at sea Adrift in the
shallows, a modest repose Adorned with coral, your bright color shows
Ushered in through a bridge that is never closed
- Thank you so much.
Thank you, good night, we love you.
Good night.

Artist Bio

Tennis is Denver couple Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley. The duo began writing music together as a way to document the history of their time living aboard a sailboat. The result was their first release, Cape Dory. Moore and Riley followed Cape Dory with Young and Old, which The New Yorker described as "winsome as it is ebullient," and debuted #1 on Billboard's Heatseeker Chart and #1 on CMJ Top 200, where it remained for three straight weeks The album also debuted on Soundscan's "New Artist Chart" at #1 remaining there for nine consecutive weeks. The band performed on "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Conan" and "Last Call with Carson Daly." Twenty thirteen brought Small Sound EP and the band's Spring tour with Haim.

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