New Telekinesis – “Coast Of Carolina”

When we handed over the site to Death Cab For Cutie a ways back, Chris Walla BTW’d Telekinesis. After that, Telekinesis, aka Seattle songwriter Michael Benjamin Lerner, was picked up by Merge records, who’re releasing his debut Telekinesis! in April (note the exclamation point). As far as conflicts of interesting, it turns out the Lerner recorded it in Seattle with — surprise! — Chris Walla. When Walla introduced us to the project, he showcased three tracks, including an earlier version of “Coast Of Carolina.” We have the updated “Coast” from the Merge collection. Lerner plays just about everything on it (and on the album), but when he tours, he takes a band with him. Which is what he’ll be doing when he goes out on the road in late February with Ra Ra Riot.

Telekinesis – “Coast Of Carolina” (MP3)

Telekinesis! is out 4/7 via Merge. You can find out more about the man at his MySpace. Here’s where he’ll be touring. Look for SXSW dates, too.

01/19 – Kennewick, WA @ Red Room Coffee House +
02/21 – Vancouver, BC @ Richard’s on Richards *
02/24 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir *
02/25 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
02/27 – San Francisco, CA @ Independent (Noise Pop!) *
02/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre *
03/01 – La Jolla, CA @ UCSD – The Loft *
03/02 – Costa Mesa, CA @ The Detroit Bar *

+ w/ David Bazan
* w/ Ra Ra Riot, Cut Off Your Hands

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