When I say your name
I look for a change
But everywhere I go
It all feels the same
Some toccer action shots from this summer.
Not gonna lie. All I really want to do this summer is go someplace that’ll let me play tennis polo everyday. Someday…
Tennis - 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
Can’t decide what my favorite song on Young and Old is.
It can be hard to remember what albums I liked back in January when November rolls around, so periodic notations help me remember. I’ve heard some new stuff, but these are the albums I think I’ll be listening to all year.
So far, the year has started off nicely. The first few are absolute keepers…I’m just getting acquainted witht this new Heartless Bastards, so happy to have new stuff from them.
Schoolboy Q - Habits & Contradictions
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
Heartless Bastards - Arrow
Tennis - Young & Old
Hospitality - Hospitality
Dr. Dog - Be The Void
Shearwater - Animal Joy
Punch Brothers - Who’s Feeling Young Now?
Tennis - Petition
Petition for a life unknown
To all my friends, the censor’s shown, no, oh, oh
This is probably my favorite song on Young & Old. It’s such an 80s song.
Haha…So one of my old tennis players from when I coached JV tennis two years ago is in a band. I didn’t realize it until I finally paid attention to all of the random invites these band folks send out on FB.
Anyway, I went to listen to them just now. And it’s really good low-fi, surf-pop jangly awesomeness. How one makes surf pop from Denver is anyone’s guess. But they’re doing it. And just to make you feel even worse, these kids are in high school still.
I guess when a kid is a sophomore and listens to better music to you, he should be in a band. Anyway, check it out. It’s sort of a lo-fi kiddie pop mixture of Tennis and the All Girl Summer Fun Band.
They were named “best Denver band still in high school” and they’re opening for the B-52s (THAT SHOW IS LIKE $80 for GA), opening for Tennis next month and have already opened for a bunch of bands that I can’t even remember right now.
If we had to peg a certain sound to this four-song EP, we’d probably say something like Black Tambourine meets the Vaselines with a touch of surf, like a lot of garage-pop these days. That’s not a bad thing, because for all the chances SAUNA gives itself to sound like anything else, it would rather just sit back and play songs in earnest