Song of the Day: “It’s True” By Tennis

Today’s song is “It’s True” by Tennis. The duo made their Fat Possum debut this past January with their critically acclaimed album Cape Dory, which SPIN proclaimed “(almost) too good to be true,” and is currently featured as one of “The Best Albums of 2011 (So Far)” on AOL Spinner.

The band puts a great spin on this Brenda Lee cover. Alaina Moore explains why they chose the cover… “Brenda Lee has been a great source of inspiration for me. We stumbled across the song ‘Is It True,’ a less popular single she recorded later in her career, and loved it not just for her more mature, crackly voice, but for the randomly awesome inclusion of a very young Jimmy Page on electric guitar.”

The song is such a jam, we really enjoyed the chance to record it ourselves. Despite the limitations of recording it on a 4-track cassette, and then having to mix it in a pinch on an 11-year-old lap top, that crashed regularly, all the parts we love are there.” If you’re in Chicago this weekend, don’t forget to check out the band.

Listen below and for more information on Tennis check out their official website, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.


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