Premiere | April 16, 2018
TENTS are pitched in “Back Yards”


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Photo: Adam Levey

Portland’s TENTS are throwing out their earworm hooks with charming DIY visuals in their latest video accoutrement. “Back Yards” watches like a static tour of band’s actual backyard as backing vocalist Amy introduces us with Bob Dylan-style cue cards explaining their mission – filming in three days per last-minute request of their label. Her background harmonies seem to echo a response to lead swooner Brian Hall’s optimistic, high visions of warmth and love unhindered. His own nonchalant, coffee sipping swagger carries a subtly-smooth country rhythm that gently layers with an underlying sense of melancholic fuzz.

Deer Keeps Pace is out May 11th via Badman Recording.

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TENTS are hitting the road running with fresh dates! Have a look and plan accordingly. It’ll get you through the week.

May 9 – Tractor Tavern, Seattle with Maltby and Matt Bishop (of Hey Marseilles)

May 10 – Doug Fir Lounge w/ Siren and the Sea, Hustle and Drone

May 12 – The Obervatory in Spokane with Mini Murders and Summer in Siberia

May 25 – Bombs Away Cafe, Corvallis with Kulululu and Brides

May 26 – Ventis in Salem with Sleep Millennium (release show), Rebecca McDade, and Masq