Tennis

Yours Conditionally

№ 51
February 2017

The thrill of Yours Conditionally is how Alaina’s songwriting growth and strength, the band’s label turmoil, the gnarly sailing trip, the band's influences -- Carole King, Judee Sill, Laura Nyro -- and the taking-back-the-reins of their art all converge to make this feel like the definitive Tennis album. We don’t know if Yours Conditionally will launch Tennis up into some stratosphere, to some unobtainable success level they haven’t reached before. We don’t even know if this is the best album they’ll ever make.

But we do know that the sense that Tennis are going all-in on this album is palpable, and going all-in with Tennis was a no-brainer for us.

What’s included in this VMP Exclusive:

  • 1LP, Split-Color Pink & Blue Vinyl
  • Gatefold Jacket
  • 16 pg. ‘Ship’s Log’ Booklet w/ Photos
  • Alternate Cover Art
  • Photographs by Luca Venter

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“People want female songwriting to be more diaristic. “Come into my heart and let me show you what I’m feeling today,” you know? If I wanted to do other things, I felt very intimidated by that. I decided to push against that more purposefully, and I got really into that instinct when writing this record.”

Alaina Moore, on writing Tennis’ new album.

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Why We Went All In With Tennis

Cam (Head of Music) and Tyler (Co-Founder) sit down to talk through the process of picking Yours Conditionally as our Record of the Month.

How Much Can You Give Of Yourself To Someone Else?

Alaina wrote about the inspiration for the album, which was her trying to decide how much of herself to hold on to when writing with her husband, writing for an audience, and writing for herself. Read more here.

The Whale-Avoiding, Awake-For-27-Hours-Straight Sailing Adventures of Tennis

“Someone wrote, “Tennis and their cozy sailing excursion” and I wanted to punch them in the face. They didn’t even try or wonder for one second what it was actually like to sail. It’s not cozy; it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life, psychologically, physically, and skill wise.” Read more here

Listen: Podcast Interview With Tennis

Tyler drove to Tennis’ place in Denver to talk to them about their career, their new album, and everything in between.

Tennis Break Down Their New Album

Alaina Moore on how and where their new album was completed. Read more here.

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