Young and Old

Young and Old

Disc review

Cape Dory, the husband-wife duo’s debut LP released last year, was a jolly, wonderful affair: Delightfully capturing the novelty of its premise (i.e., a boating trip to nowhere), it featured a sun-drenched journey full of echoing guitars and shimmery, breezy melodies. A year later, Tennis release Young and Old, a more muscular sophomore courtesy of production from The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney, which adds much-needed oomph to the duet’s smiling but harmless songwriting. While it reads a lot like Cape Dory Part II, the LP boasts more interesting melodies, most of them backed by a wider range of instrumentation – an improvement that ultimately makes for a better album. Easy and fresh, Young and Old feels like a lemonade on the first day of spring after a long, long winter.

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