Telekinesis will release Dormarion on April 2, but you can listen to the whole album now at NPR Music.
Telekinesis is both a band and a person. It's taken Michael Benjamin Lerner, now a wizened, grizzled 26-year-old, four years to come to terms with this and understand what responsibilities it does and does not entail, although one would not, from listening to its/his previous two albums, 2009's self-titled debut and 2011's 12 Desperate Straight Lines, detect any hint of confusion or self-doubt, aside from the songs that were directly about confusion or self-doubt. His third album, Dormarion, is, then, in ways both practical and profound, the sound of a man figuring out exactly who he is.
Listen to Dormarion now at NPR Music's First Listen
NPR Music's Stephen Thompson writes, "With its 12 songs jammed into an airtight 35 minutes, Dormarion (out April 2) expands Telekinesis' palette to encompass the ominous — if ultimately agreeable — buzz of "Ghosts and Creatures," but every second of the record is as marvelous as it is meticulous. The effect is one of likability wielded as a weapon; a charm offensive that's unrelenting, but never suffocating in its desire to get everything right."
Watch the video for "Ghosts and Creatures" and acoustic versions of new songs live from the SPIN offices.
Preorder Dormarion on CD or LP in the Merge store and receive a free, limited edition flexi-disc of a demo version of “Ghosts and Creatures” while supplies last. LP preorders will include a free Merge Records slipmat.
Telekinesis on tour:
April 21 Portland, OR Doug Fir Lounge*
April 24 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill*
April 25 Los Angeles, CA The Echo*
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%
May 22 Nampa, ID Flying M Coffee
May 24 George, WA Sasquatch Music Festival
* = w/ Mount Moriah
% = w/ Deep Sea Diver