Lyrics from OriginsCollege sweethearts Alaina Moore (lead vocals) and Patrick Riley (guitarist) embarked on a seven-month seafaring expedition down the Eastern Seaboard that later inspired the creation of their Denver-based indie pop outfit. The then-unwedded couple signed to Fat Possum Records as Tennis, a name inspired by an inside joke. The band released their debut Cape Dory in January 2011, chronicling their oceanic experience for the first time with singles like “Long Boat Pass” and “Seafarer.” Tennis followed up with an extensive nationwide tour that led to the addition of band drummer James Barone. Together, the new trio recorded their sophomore Young & Old, produced by The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and released in February 2012. Since then, Tennis toured overseas in Europe and, again, in North America, stopping by the South by Southwest festival along the way.