As residents of The Mile-High City, indie-poppers Tennis must get to do a lot of skiing. We’re willing to bet our bottom dollar, though, that none of their actual ski trips turned out like the one in the music video for “Origins”. Featuring grainy footage like a bad ’70s PSA (the footage is actually new and shot by the band’s friend Richard Law), a masked gunman ruins what is otherwise a fun-filled outing on a snow-capped mountain. Lots of cheesy, overly stylized chases and goofy villainous posturing ensues, presenting a view of Colorado’s skiing industry as if written by the creators of Starsky and Hutch. Watch the video below (via RollingStone.com).
The band’s sophomore album, Young and Old, is out today via Fat Possum.