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Tennis On World Cafe | April 20, 2011 |

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Denver couple Patrick Riley and Alaina Moore sold most of their possessions, bought a sailboat and spent much of the next year traversing the Atlantic Ocean. Though their story sounds as though it was plucked from one of our winter fantasies, the husband-and-wife duo had been carefully planning the voyage ever since they met in college. But what they didn't foresee was that the trip would rekindle their love of music and fuel their careers in the indie-rock band Tennis.
Both Riley and Moore had been musicians in various unsuccessful bands throughout the years, but had since stowed away their instruments in dusty closets. As their seven-month voyage carried them 2,500 miles across the Atlantic, they found joy in the simplicity of their unregulated lifestyle. "I think we had both put our music equipment away pretty much forever, thinking we would never approach playing music as a lifestyle again until we went sailing," says Riley.
Hear the band perform songs from its debut and talk with World Cafe host David Dye about how the couple met, the open seas and Tennis' new album, Cape Dory. (link)
Playlist - HOUR ONE
Elbow "Open Arms" Build A Rocket Boys 
Sonny & Cher "I Got You Babe" The Beat Goes On 
She & Him "Riding In My Car" Volume 2
Beach House "Zebra" Teen Dream 
Tennis "Marathon" Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Tennis "Pigeon" Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
Tennis "South Carolina" Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
The Beach Boys "Sloop John B" Good Vibrations 
Jane Siberry "Sail Across the Water" When I Was a Boy 
Lyle Lovett "If I Had a Boat" Pontiac 
Laura Cantrell "Trains and Boats and Planes" Trains and Boats and Planes
Playlist - HOUR TWO
The Pretenders "Time the Avenger" Learning to Crawl 
Raphael Saadiq "Radio' Stone Rollin' 
Joe Tex "Show Me" The Best of Joe Tex 
The Black Swans "Joe Tex" Don't Blame the Stars 
Bright Eyes "Shell Games" The People's Key 
Beck "Loser" Beck 
Peter Bjorn & John "Second Chance" Gimmee Some 
Janelle Monae "Tightrope" The Archandroid 
Joan As Police Woman "The Magic" The Deep Field 
Joe Henry "Stop" Scar
Mumford & Sons "The Cave" Sigh No More 
Carbon Leaf "Life Less Ordinary" Indian Summer 
The Dodos "Black Night" No Color