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Catch Tennyson - By jschiewe - February 23, 2017 - SF Weekly
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Catch Tennyson

A brother-sister duo from Canada, Tennyson makes shimmery, jazz-inspired electronic music with an R&B bent and occasional vocals that sound not unlike those of British singer Sampha. Both underage, Tess and Luke Perry (the former of whom is still in high school) have been making music together since they started busking on the streets of Edmonton, playing covers of the Beatles, Coldplay, and Weezer at the ages of 7 and 9, respectively.

It took years for Luke, the band’s producer, to hone his slippery, aquatic steez, which sounds its most polished and nuanced in Tuesday Wednesday Thursday, a three-track EP released this month. “Tuesday” is a clunky, languid jazz-fusion number that blends seamlessly into “Wednesday,” a glitchy track that sounds like meditation music on steroids. By “Thursday,” the record’s first (and only) vocalist, BJ the Chicago Kid, appears, spewing creaky sweet-nothings over a hazy, elevating beat.

Tennyson
With Qrion, Starfari, and Julia Lewis, at 9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 23, at Brick and Mortar. $15; brickandmortarmusic.com