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Anyone for Tennis?
What I like about Tennis‘s “Marathon” is that it’s completely straightforward. The opening lyrics—”Coconut Grove is a very small cove / Separated from the sea by a shifting shore”—are so matter-of-fact that they could almost be lifted from Wikipedia. Even the arrangement is almost stupidly obvious, with a ’50s-esque melody giving way to a wordless chorus and snare hits that always come right on the two and the four. It might sound like I’m insulting it, but it’s this simplicity that makes it so instantly charming.

Go to Exclaim! to read my article about the band’s upcoming debut album.

MP3: “Marathon”
 
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