Monday, December 20, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
It seems like only yesterday we were running around in cut off jeans and tanks. Unfortunately, this weather is a constant reminder that it WAS NOT! Luckily, with the cold comes the holidays, and boy do we have a gift for you!
We have teamed up with our good friends at FeedTheBeat.com to host an exclusive stream and download for our Christmas song, "Christmas Time Is Here"
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Hello friends. We're currently tucked away deep in the mountains of Lagunitas. And I do. The space is amazing. In my now day 2 I've already met some amazing people.
The mixing and mastering process has begun. Things are coming a long quite beautifully, if I do say so myself. I'm really looking forward to bringing the magic back home to everyone! Hope all is well on the other coast.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Ok, ok, ok ,ok. If you want to hear some of the new material, here's your chance. We have given FeedTheBeat an EXCLUSIVE first taste of "Teenagers" Visit FeedTheBeat.com and get to hear an exclusive early peek at "Hey, We Tried." There's a comment box so please leave us some feedback, let us know what you think!
More Great News; If you haven't had a chance, we were featured in Filter Magazine's Discover the Undiscovered. If you have a chance take a peek, there's a nice little write-up as well as a brief interview with us!!
We've now made it easier for you to get your hands on Tennis System gear, i.e. digital copies of the record as well as t-shirts and whatever else we may have floating around in our merch box. Just head on over to Bandcamp.com or SoundCloud.com and start streaming, downloading, buying, or whatever your beautiful heart may desire!!
Finally, an extra special thanks to EVERYONE who came out the last two shows. It was a great feeling having so many people filling the rooms.
We hope to see you November 30th at The Red Palace. If we don't speak again before the 25th, HAVE A GREAT THANKSGIVING!!!
Saturday, November 6, 2010
November is going to be quite a busy month. We've got a show or event just about every week of the month! We will also be heading to California to finish the mixing and mastering for "Teenagers"
Thursday we traveled to St. Mary's College in Southern Maryland for a very very fun show. Thank you again to all of those who came out and to St. Mary's College for putting us on!
This month we've got the following shows/events:
Tuesday November 9th @ BLACK CAT (Washington DC)
Thursday November 11th @ M-ROOM (Philadelphia, PA)
November 16th- Matty will be DJing his monthly night "The Freak Out" at Velvet Lounge (Washington, DC)
November 30th @ The Red Palace (Washington DC)
The dates for California are tentatively the week of Thanksgiving, but that is subject to change due to the holiday. Given the amount of things going on this month, we may just push it to the first week in December. Keep an eye out for a rough mix of a track off "Teenagers" that will surface on www.Feedthebeat.com later this month!
Ok, looks like we're all caught up for now. As more news arrives we will dish it out to you! Hope to see you at one of the many shows this month!!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Hello everyone! We wanted to shoot you a quick update from the studio. Lets begin by saying how amazing of a: producer, engineer, musician, person, friend Ryan Carlson Van Kreidt is. We couldn't be happier to be trapped in this studio making music with him.
As of yesterday, we finished all basic tracking for guitars, bass, and drums. Clinton came up to record the bass lines and Misha has been destroying the drums. Both did a tremendous job and the rhythm section sounds amazing. Today we began the overdub and vocal process. The tracks are sounding AMAZING! We're very excited with how things are sounding.
There have been a lot of sleepless nights, but they have all been totally worth it. The food in Philly is delicious and extremely affordable. We've been shooting video here and there and hope to drop you with a video update within the week.
In the meantime, check back when you can for updates from the studio and the exciting winter dates we've booked.
We are extremely happy to announce that we have been chosen to be on board Taco Bell's Feed The Beat 2010 line-up!!
Here's a quick excerpt from www.feedthebeat.com:
"What do Andrew W.K., Chiddy Bang, Mariachi El Bronx, Passion Pit, Portugal. The Man and Underoath all have in common? First, each are equally awesome and second, they are all part of Taco Bell‘s 2010 Feed The Beat lineup! Over the past month, we’ve been listening to all of the submissions to select our one hundred artists and we couldn’t be more happy with the quality of musicians that love Taco Bell. Every touring band can relate to eating on the road and Taco Bell has become essential to keep artists rocking while on tour. Taco Bell’s late-night menu offers a variety of items to conquer any band member’s appetite. Recognizing this, Taco Bell began Feed the Beat to fuel bands with $500 in Taco Bell Bucks per band so they can focus on their true passion: music!"
To see the full line-up, click here:
Thank you Taco Bell for choosing us to be a part of your 2010 Feed The Beat Line-Up!!
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
It's official! We will be returning to Uniform in Philadelphia to record our second LP "Teenagers" Ryan Carlson van Kriedt will be producing the record joined by Damien C. Taylor and Jeff Zeigler. Tracking begins the first week of October and we are SOOO EXCITED!!
In other news, CMJ is just weeks away. With the departure of Clinton and Brad i.e. our rhythm section, there have been some minor adjustments to the line-up for these shows. Misha will be playing drums, and Dale Holmes will be holding down the second guitar and Richie Giese will keep the bass lines roaring! We are extremely lucky to have these talented players accompanying us for the trip to and around NYC for CMJ. Still no word yet on our dates, but we will post them as they come.
That's it for now, get outside and enjoy this amazing Labor Day Weekend!
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Man are we excited for this one!! Ty Segall is definitely one of our favorite artists of 2009 and 2010! We are really looking forward to stepping on stage with him and Baths, both on tour from San Francisco! This is going to be our last show of summer and the last show we play in DC for a while. We go on at 9pm sharp so be sure to get there early! Can't wait to see you there!!!!!!
Monday, July 26, 2010
This is going to be a fun one and it's for a really good cause.
Featuring Greta of Gold Motel, formerly of The Hush Sound
(Singer/Songwriter of "Echo").
us (Tennis System), Matthew Hemerlein & DJ KnoxBox
This Concert will Benefit The Stone and Holt Weeks Foundation
Doors open at 7p.m.
7-8 DJ KnoxBox (Jeff Gratton)
8-9 Matthew Hemerlein
9-10 Tennis System
10-11:15 Greta Salpeter: The Gold Motel & Solo
All proceeds go to The Stone and Holt Weeks Foundation
Please CLICK HERE For more details.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
A-lo All! We're really looking forward to this Wednesday, July 21, 2010. We have joined forces with some pretty sick bands (Speed Skates, Shapiro, Orbit To Leslie) to bring you quite and amazing night full of brotherly love and plan on getting loose with you! Doors are at 8! Get there early, enjoy the amazing food that Silk City has to offer!!!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Hello, hEllo, HELLO! Just wanted to let you all in on some news. We have teamed up with Apollo Audio to do our PR. We are very excited to be working with them and look forward to a bright future. Our profile-page is now up and running with a free download of "Esoteric" the single off our first full-length "The Future Of Our History"
Click Here To Check It OUT!
As most of you may have noticed, we're not playing out much this summer. We've been hard at work, writing until blisters appear on our fingers! The songs for the new record are just about finished and we're booked to track them in September. A few shows are left for the rest of summer and then it's on to fall, where you can catch us at CMJ in October.
In the meantime, we still have the following dates, in the following cities:
July 21- Silk City, Philadelphia, PA
August 1- U Street Music Hall, Washington, DC
August 11- DC9, Washington, DC
Thursday, June 24, 2010
This will be a fun one. We haven't played with our good friends Last Tide in over a year. Really looking forward to bringing Slowness to the East Coast. It's also Misha's birthday. So please come through and show some sweet sweet lovin' to him on his special day!!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
This Saturday, May 22, we're stoked to be playing the AC&R's JAWBREAKER event. Doors are 10pm and, if you hurry, you can get your ticket for a discounted rate of $12 if you purchase in advance. Tickets the day of will be $15. Word is tickets are moving fast so don't sleep on this one. See you Saturday!!