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Telekinesis Announce New Album, Share New Song, “In a Future World”

Ad Infinitum Due Out September 18 via Merge

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Under the Radar favorites Telekinesis (the project of Seattle-based singer/songwriter/drummer Michael Benjamin Lerner) are back with a new full-length album and have shared its first single and an album trailer. Ad Infinitum, the band’s fourth album, is due out on September 18 via longtime label Merge. Seattle radio station KEXP premiered its single “In a Future World,” which you can also stream below. Also below is the album trailer.

Ad Infinitum doesn’t completely abandon the power-pop vibe of Telekinesis’ first three albums, but it’s certainly inspired by the kind of 1980s electro-pop and New Wave you might find on a classic John Hughes soundtrack. The album was recorded in Lerner’s basement home studio. “I went down to the basement,” Lerner says via a press release, “and started playing the same chords I always play… I just felt like I’d exhausted everything I knew. I was not excited at all. I just could not make another power-pop album.” Hence Lerner embraced synthesizers and drum machines for a fresh take on Telekinesis’ sound.

Telekinesis will also be going out on tour with Say Hi this October. Below check out “In a Future World,” followed by the album trailer and the tour dates.

Also, read our recent 2014 Artist Survey interview with Telekinesis or Lerner’s My Favorite Thing post on Flin Flon’s A-Ok or our Halloween 2013 Questionnaire with Lerner or the guest post he wrote on the film The Sandlot. Like I said, he’s an Under the Radar favorite.

Telekinesis Tour Dates (with Say Hi):

Oct 01 Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown
Oct 02 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
Oct 03 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Oct 05 Arcata, CA - Humboldt Brews
Oct 06 San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Oct 07 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
Oct 09 San Diego, CA - Casbah
Oct 10 Phoenix, AZ - Valley Bar
Oct 12 Dallas, TX - Three Links
Oct 13 Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Studio
Oct 14 Austin, TX - Stubb’s BBQ (Indoor)
Oct 16 Nashville, TN - The Stone Fox
Oct 17 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn
Oct 18 Carrboro, NC - Cat’s Cradle Back Room
Oct 19 Washington, DC - Black Cat
Oct 20 Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda’s
Oct 21 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Oct 23 Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Oct 24 Montreal, QC - Divan Orange
Oct 25 Toronto, ON - Horseshoe Tavern
Oct 27 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop
Oct 28 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Oct 29 Madison, WI - The Frequency
Oct 30 Minneapolis, MN - 7th St Entry
Oct 31 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar
Nov 02 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
Nov 03 Salt Lake City, UT - Kilby Court
Nov 05 Nampa, ID - Flying M Coffee
Nov 06 Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
Nov 07 Seattle, WA - Neumos


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