Telekinesis announces new album & tour, releases new song

Seattle’s Telekinesis, the stage name for Michael Benjamin Lerner, will release a new album called Dormarion on April 2nd via Merge Records. Lerner wrote the 12 songs that make up the album with the intention to record them on his own. Instead, he made the record over two weeks with Spoon drummer and producer Jim Eno (Polica, Heartless Bastards, Black Joe Lewis) at Public Hi-Fi studio in Austin (on Dormarion Lane). The press release explains further:

So there’s two drummers, and no one else, collaborating shoulder-to-shoulder on a musically adventurous album containing two centerpiece songs on which there are no drums whatsoever. The breakthrough, musically and otherwise, came with the eighth song written for the record, “Ghosts and Creatures,” a keyboard-driven, spacey, and darn near Goth turn that marks a conscious departure from his guitar-bass-drums power-pop racket. “That was the most unlike-me song I’d ever written.”

Along with the album announcement comes a new song, “Ghosts and Creatures,” and a list of a list of new tour dates, including a stop in Philly at Johnny Brenda’s on May 7th. On stage, Lerner will be backed by Erik Walters of The Globes on guitar, Say Hi’s Eric Elbogen on bass, and Rebecca Cole of Wild Flag and The Minders on keyboards. Tickets for the show at JB’s will go on sale this Friday at noon via TicketFly. Full tour dates and a stream of the new song are below. You can pre-order Dormarion here.

Telekinesis 2013 Tour Dates
03/13-17 – Austin, TX – SXSW
04/21 – Portland, OR Doug – Fir Lounge
04/24 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
04/25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo
04/26 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar
04/27 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
04/28 – Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
04/30 – Austin, TX – The Parish
05/01 – Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf
05/03 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree
05/04 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
05/05 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
05/06 – Washington, DC – Black Cat Backstage
05/07 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
05/09 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
05/10 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
05/11 – Montreal, QC – Il Motore
05/12 – Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern
05/14 – Cleveland Heights, OH – Grog Shop
05/15 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
05/16 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
05/17 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
05/18 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
05/20 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
05/21 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge

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