One of the casualties of the COVID-19 crisis this year was a Tennis show in May that was to be held at the Haw River Ballroom. Tennis, like many other bands, had to cancel their tour across the US. I’m assured by the ticket vendor that the show will still happen, in 2021, albeit at the spartan Cat’s Cradle in Chapel Hill, instead of the lush ballroom in Saxapahaw. We will have to see if that comes to fruition.
In the meantime, in addition to the pre-tour drop of their latest album, Swimmer, Tennis has gone back in their time machine to bless us with a cover of the Carpenter’s standard, “Superstar.” Tennis infuses the cover with their signature combination of AM Gold and modern indie pop sensibilities. They also add a luscious bridge that alone is worth the price of admission.
Tennis- Superstar 🎵