Show Number: 1420
Air Dates: May 14, 2014 - May 20, 2014
E-Chievement Award: Curt McPhail
This week, Denver-based trio Tennis makes their first stop in eTown to share a sound that has music enthusiasts and critics around the country in a frenzy, landing them number one slots in Billboard’s Heatseeker chart, as well as CMJ’s Top 200. Also joining us is British shoegaze veteran Neil Halstead, who has earned an ardent following by making intensely atmospheric music with a near-hypnotic power. Hailed by AllMusic as “one of Britain’s most respected songwriters,” Halstead served as frontman and primary songwriter for popular bands Slowdive and Mojave 3, before venturing into solo artist territory. All of this, plus an inspiring E-Chievement Award story of a man helping the sick get where they need to go in third world countries.