Bands You Should Know: Tennyson

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This is mostly just an appreciation post. There’s no new music from Tennyson sans a wavy, hazy, interlude-ish thing from last month. If anything, I’m just super-pumped that my With You 7” should be shipping soon. Tennyson is definitely on my shortlist of best bands that broke this year. The Edmonton brother-sister duo is made up of Luke Tennyson and Tess Pretty, and they make jazz-infused electronic tunes that call to mind FlyLo, BADBADNOTGOOD, and Bonobo. The twist is that they’re 18 and 16 years old. They’re currently supporting Secret Songs Label-boss, Ryan Hemsworth, on his Sucker for Punishment Tour and building buzz snowball-style.

Tennyson manages to combine their youthful humor with a professional approach and the result feels incredibly current. An edition of 500 With You 7-inch’s along with B-Side, Lay-by, should be shipping soon, and won’t be around for long. With You is an urgent, atmospheric 2-step track with a breadth of samples that will make your head spin, while Lay-by is a gauzy, romantic cut that calls to mind boxed wine and 3am phonecalls. Both tracks are below, alongside a compilation of releases from 2014. Enjoy The Eargazm!

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