Telekinesis!

Telekinesis

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MRG344 | Release Date April 7, 2009

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On August 20, 2013, Merge reissued the 2009 debut album from Telekinesis on LP. The reissue of the album, enthusiastically titled Telekinesis!, marks the first release of the record on vinyl in the US! In addition to the 11 original album tracks, the LP pressing also includes the five tracks from the out-of-print Coast of Carolina EP.

Influenced both by the carefully constructed timeless pop of the ’60s and ’70s and by the nonchalance and brevity of classic indie rock, Telekinesis! introduced the world to Michael Benjamin Lerner. The album was recorded at Two Sticks Audio in Seattle with producer Chris Walla (Death Cab for Cutie, The Decemberists, The Thermals). Michael wrote and sang all of the songs and played nearly all of the instruments on the record. The result was an album that inspired Carrie Brownstein to describe it in her now-defunct NPR Music column as “perfectly crafted and utterly gleeful,” while SPIN.com declared, “If you don’t like Telekinesis, your ears don’t work.”

Track/Song Title Duration Price MP3 Track
Play Rust 02:08 $0.99 Buy
Play Coast of Carolina 03:31 $0.99 Buy
Play Tokyo 02:53 $0.99 Buy
Play Look to the East 03:13 $0.99 Buy
Play Awkward Kisser 01:44 $0.99 Buy
Play Foreign Room 03:29 $0.99 Buy
Play Great Lakes 02:53 $0.99 Buy
Play Imaginary Friend 02:52 $0.99 Buy
Play All of a Sudden 03:44 $0.99 Buy
Play Calling All Doctors 03:02 $0.99 Buy
Play I Saw Lightning 02:12 $0.99 Buy

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*Note: FLAC files do not work in iTunes.

What is the difference between MP3 and FLAC files?

Merge offers the highest quality MP3s possible. They are encoded without DRM using the LAME version 3.97 encoder at non-variable rate of 320 kbps. At this quality level, the sound is essentially indistinguishable from a CD.

We also offer FLAC digital music files. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, an uncompressed audio format. As such, FLAC files provide a perfect digital copy of a given piece of music.

MP3s eliminate audio data in order to reduce file size. FLAC files are by definition 'lossless' and are a perfect digital copy of the original source material. Because of this, a FLAC audio file is much larger in size than an MP3 file. While FLAC audio is ideal if you listen to your music on a higher-end home stereo, or enjoy close-listening on headphones, it does not have as widespread playback support as the MP3 format.

*Note: FLAC files do not work in iTunes.

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