Telekinesis have announced his latest album, ‘Dormarion,’ the follow-up to 2011’s ’12 Desperate Straight Lines’ out on April 2 via Merge Records. Michael Benjamin Lerner, the brain behind Telekinesis, wrote the 12 songs that comprise ‘Dormarion’ in early 2012—half at his home in West Seattle and half at his family’s house in the San Juan Islands—with the original intention of recording the album completely on his own.
Listen to the first track Ghosts and Creatures which is lifted from ‘Dormarion’ via Soundcloud below.
Lerner made the record in two weeks with Spoon drummer Jim Eno in Eno’s Public Hi-Fi studio based in Austin, Texas. The album was named for the lane the studio is located on. This collaboration meant the two drummers were working together on a musically adventurous album containing two centerpiece tracks containing no drums whatsoever.
Preorder ‘Dormarion‘ on CD or LP in the Merge store and you will receive a free, limited edition flexi-disc of a demo version of Ghosts and Creatures while supplies last. So, grab it now.
When you see Telekinesis perform this year (beginning with the tour dates listed below), 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.
Mar 13-17 Austin, TX @ SXSW
Apr 21 Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Apr 24 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill
April 25 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
April 26 Long Beach, CA @ Alex’s Bar
April 27 San Diego, CA @ Casbah
April 28 Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
April 30 Austin, TX @ The Parish
May 1 Denton, TX @ Dan’s Silverleaf
May 3 Birmingham, AL @ The Bottletree
May 4 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
May 5 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
May 6 Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
May 7 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
May 9 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
May 10 Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
May 11 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore
May 12 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern
May 14 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
May 15 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
May 16 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
May 17 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry
May 18 Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
May 20 Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
May 21 Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge