New Album from The Tennis Lesson
The Tennis Lesson plays maybe 3 or 4 shows a year. The band really deserves more fanfare than it gets -- this is indie rock for those who usually scoff at first mention of the genre. The songs feel complex but not too convoluted, striking the rare balance between poppy, catchy hooks and inventive structure. You might recognize drummer Jeremy Brantlinger -- he's been in all kinds of projects around St. Louis, namely N. Nomurai and Mil-Effect to name a few. His math rock chops show but thankfully don't overpower the tight interweaving riffs between keys and guitars. Luxury Attire was quietly uploaded to Bandcamp a week ago, which follows the band's trend of putting enormous effort into its songs, then not really making a big deal out of it. Hopefully this means more shows.