Telekinesis is hitting the North American trails again starting February 18th 2011, three days after his sophomore release of 12 Desperate Straight Lines, if this is the album art above we can already tell it’s going to be stunning and a little ominous.
The ‘bowl has been covering Telekinesis since the beginning and we’ve been twiddling our thumbs in anticipation for this tour since the last time he hit our Minnesota streets in April of 2009.
Check out an interview our friends over at Tandem Magazine got to do with Michael Benjamin Lerner and definitely pre-order your copy now! Or buy his latest EP, Parallel Seismic Conspiracies to quell those wet fears.
1. You Turn Clear In The Sun
2. Please Ask For Help
3. 50 Ways
4. I Cannot Love You
5. Dirty Thing
6. Car Crash
7. Palm Of Your Hand
8. I Got You
9. Fever Chill
10. Country Lane
12. Gotta Get It Right Now
Telekinesis on tour:
Dec 03 Seattle, WA Triple Door
Dec 04 Portland, OR Mississippi Studios
Feb 18 Bellingham, WA Jinx Arts Space
Feb 20 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge
Feb 23 San Francisco, CA TBA
Feb 24 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
Feb 25 San Diego, CA The Casbah
Feb 26 Tempe, AZ The Sail Inn
Feb 28 Norman, OK The Opolis
Mar 01 Omaha, NE Slowdown Jr
Mar 02 Minneapolis, MN 7th St. Entry
Mar 04 Chicago, IL Schubas
Mar 05 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Mar 06 Toronto, ON Horseshoe Tavern
Mar 07 Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo
Mar 08 Cambridge, MA TT the Bear’s Place
Mar 09 New York, NY Mercury Lounge
Mar 10 Brooklyn, NY The Rock Shop
Mar 11 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
Mar 12 Washington, DC The Red Palace
Mar 13 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
Mar 14 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Mar 22 Denver, CO Hi Dive
Mar 23 Salt Lake City, UT Kilby Court
Mar 24 Boise, ID Neurolux
Mar 26 Seattle, WA The Crocodile
Mar 27 Vancouver, BC Media Club
Written by Rachel Summers
Minneapolis/Chicago band Project Film released their debut album today, Chicago from Tandem Shop Records. Check it out, it’s certainly been a long work in progress and turned out pretty in my humble opinion.
:: Haley Rheinhart
With his show at the Orpheum Theatre on October 16 approaching ever closer, the melody lines of Sufjan Stevens have been playing over and over again in my head (and on my laptop). To make things even better, NPR is currently streaming his upcoming LP The Age of Adz which hits stores on October 12, just as he embarks on his Fall 2010 tour.
Upon a quick first listen of the new album, it sounds like Sufjan has gone down a path much more under the influence of synthesizers and electronica (but what hasn’t these days…) But beyond the computerized dissonances lie the melodic complexities in typical Stevens fashion. Sigh, thank goodness. It’s just not a Sufjan Steven tune without a million different things happening at once and somehow still managing to sound music (and good music at that).
Does this new robot-Stevens suit your liking? Will he ever revisit his banjo strumming days of Michigan? Why am I ending my post in question-style like I write for hipsterrunoff? I. don’t. know. Listen to The Age of Adz for free on NPR and see for yourself.
I’m a little behind on this one but, Maps & Atlases did a Daytrotter Session a couple of weeks back. The few songs they chose to do for the session (most of which are off their just released first LP, Perch Patchwork) are certainly less intense than the Maps & Atlases that I’m used to…
Download the session for free and listen for yourself on Daytrotter.
:: Haley Rheinhart
It’s been nearly a year since Michael Benjamin Lerner and co. released their debut album, Telekinesis!
If you’re in need of something to look forward to this summer, listen up. Mates of State just announced a new album entitled Crushes (The Covers Mixtape). The expected release date is sometime this summer. The sooner the better, I say, especially after seeing that the album includes a cover of Death Cab’s “Technicolor Girls”. Read more about it on the Mates of State official site.
Here’s the tracklist:
1. Laura (Girls)
2. Son et Lumiere (The Mars Volta)
3. Sleep the Clock Around (Belle & Sebastian)
4. Technicolor Girls (Death Cab for Cutie)
5. Long Way Home (Tom Waits)
6. Love Letter (Nick Cave)
7. Second Hand News (Fleetwood Mac)
8. 17 Pink Sugar Elephants (Vashti Bunyan)
9. Roller Coaster Ride (Dear Nora)
10. True Love Will Find You in the End (Daniel Johnston)
— Haley Rheinhart —