The band’s ne album Lovesick is out 6 September on Graveface Records.
Los Angeles, CA’s most energetic shoegazers, Tennis System, are releasing their new full-length, Lovesick, on 6 September via Graveface Records, and today the band have shared another taste of the new album with new single, Deserve. Recorded by acclaimed producer and engineer, Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Gouge Away), Lovesick perfectly captures the compelling blend of towering shoegaze and driving punk that defines Tennis System’s sound.
Deserve showcases the band’s ability to shift dynamics on a dime, opening with shimmeringly plaintive guitars before exploding into the band’s wall of fuzz and drums. The track also features one of ‘Lovesick”s most anthemic choruses, demonstrating the focus on overt hooks that allows Tennis System to stand out from the pack.
Lovesick finds Tennis System channeling years of determination, frustration, and musical and personal growth into a collection of songs that achieve the band’s full potential and chart new sonic territory. Made up of Matty Taylor (guitar/vocals), Sam Glassberg (bass), and Garren Orr (drums) Tennis System are a power trio with an emphasis on power, capable of conjuring a storm of noise and melody that would make Kevin Shields proud.
While uncertainty and self-doubt are common lyrical themes on Lovesick, there’s also conviction–the desire to make the most of the time we have and follow the most fulfilling path, even if it’s an unconventional one. Taylor explains, “everyone finds something they fall in love with, for me it was music. I’m always searching for that feeling I had as a child discovering it for the first time. Even though so much of this album is about frustration, at the end of the day it’s really about having a passion for something.”
Lovesick track list:
1. Shelf Life
7. Third Time
8. Rotting Out
11. Come Undone