I went through a phase of really loving She &Him, the musical collaboration between Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward. I was really into their throwback sound and sweet little songs and then one day I tried listening to an album of theirs and the whole thing just kind of unraveled. I really don’t know why. But all of a sudden, outside of a few exceptions, I find their songs to be boring and kind of annoying. It’s kind of sad actually because I was a big fan but, you know, things change.
Anyway, I am super excited to have discovered the band Tennis who have also been heavily influenced by music of yore. In one interview the band members (the band consists of a husband and wife team) say that a big influence of “their sound” was the song “Baby It’s You” by The Shirells. Let’s have a listen.
Pretty great, right?
Now here are some of the songs by Tennis that I have become particularly smitten with.