This article is from Issue 58: Jul/Aug 2012

Tennis seems like a contradiction. They make sunny pop music rooted in ’50s rock tropes and singalong hooks. But their lyrics cover ground like religion, immortality and aging. Singer Alaina Moore sounds like she’s been singing in bands forever. But Tennis is Moore’s first musical outlet since church choir.

Wait ... church choir?

“I come from a long line of pastors,” Moore says. “All of my experience with music was in church until Tennis. My entire worldview was informed by my extensive upbringing.”