Show Number: 1312
Air Dates: March 20, 2013 - March 26, 2013
E-Chievement Award: Curt McPhail
This week, eTown hosts Nick and Helen Forster welcomes Denver-based trio Tennis who makes their first stop in eTown to share a sound that has music enthusiasts and critics around the country in a frenzy. In its relatively young lifespan, the band has already logged thousands of road miles, made recent appearances on shows like Conan and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and provided music for TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge and The Secret Circle. For their latest record, the band brought in Black Keys’ drummer Patrick Carney to man the producer’s chair, 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. Over the past 23 years, Neil 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,” he 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 is happening this week, in eTown!