MusicFebruary 16, 2012 at 5:20 am

Young and Old – Tennis

It’s no coincidence that Tennis’s Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley released their sophomore album, Young and Old, on Valentine’s Day. They have the perfect backstory to match their music -— they met in college, went on a seven–month sailing trip, got married and started a band that makes breezy indie–pop reflective of the carefree, sunny optimism that accompanies falling in love on the water. The band’s ethos hasn’t changed much since last year’s Cape Dory, but production by the Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney adds a refreshing, percussive depth and rock n’ roll sensibility. While Young and Old isn’t a knockout record, it’s a promising sign of things to come from these young lovers.

3/5 Stars

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