Today, Telekinesis' Dormarion and Barren Girls' Hell Hymns EP are available at your favorite record store!
Telekinesis mastermind Michael Benjamin Lerner wrote the 12 songs that comprise Dormarion in early 2012 with the original intention of recording the album completely on his own. Instead, he road-tripped over the summer and made the record in two weeks with Spoon drummer Jim Eno in his Austin, TX studio, Public Hi-Fi. On Dormarion Lane, to be specific. In their introduction to the First Listen feature on Dormarion, NPR Music declared, "every second of the record is as marvelous as it is meticulous."
Watch the video for “Ghosts and Creatures,” read Michael's Turntable feature at Stereogum, check out the mixtape he made for The A.V. Club, and hear acoustic versions of new songs as well as a Teenage Fanclub cover live from the SPIN offices.
When you see Telekinesis perform on tour starting later this month, 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. Visit the Merge tour page for a full list of Telekinesis tour dates.
Dormarion is available now on CD, LP and digital in the Merge store. Also, available at your local record store, at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify & Rdio.
Formed in December of 2011, Barren Girls hail from the tight-knit Raleigh, NC, punk scene. Hell Hymns is a collection of four succinct songs that tackle paranoia, heartbreak and other personal issues through the lens of gritty, rowdy garage rock.
Brooklyn Vegan describes the EP, "Like many great punk EPs, Hell Hymns doesn't overstay its welcome (four songs in under ten minutes) and leaves you begging for that full length. Or just hitting play again when it ends." Stereogum praised Barren Girls' sound calling it, "demented, organ-dominated garage-prog," while the Independent Weekly calls it "giddily psychedelic and decidedly antagonistic."
See Barren Girls on tour this spring including dates with Marnie Stern & Bob Mould!
Find Hell Hymns now on 7-inch vinyl and digital in the Merge store. Also, available at your local record store, at iTunes, Amazon, Spotify & Rdio.