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Watch: Tennis Perform Songs from Forthcoming 'Cape Dory'

December 9, 2010 5:40 PM ET

The Denver husband-wife duo Tennis stopped by Rolling Stone's office recently to perform a few songs from their forthcoming full-length Cape Dory. The album, which comes out on January 18, is full of shimmering, classic pop that was inspired by a seven-month sailing trip the couple took together. (Cape Dory's name comes from the boat they lived on.)

Check out the prom-ready love song "Pigeon," the uptempo "Bimini Bay" and "Marathon," which — despite its lyrics focusing on frustrated plans — brims with energy.

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