Tokyo’s Tenniscoats have certainly kept busy over the last nine months. In April, the indie-pop duo of multi-instrumentalists Takashi Ueno and Saya (who goes by only her first name) released their “Tokinouta” disc and in October they issued “Enjoy Your Life,” a collaborative effort with American lo-fi art-rocker Jad Fair.

As if that wasn’t enough new material for 2011, in late December Tenniscoats’ “Papa’s Ear” album also surfaced. “Papa’s Ear” was recorded in Stockholm, and while not billed as a proper collaboration, Tenniscoats are backed by Swedish folktronica act Tape on the offering. The two bands have toured together in Japan and Europe, and Tape previously served as session players on Tenniscoats’ critically praised “Tan-Tan Therapy” full-length in 2007.

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