On August 20, Merge will reissue 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.”
The Telekinesis! LP is available for pre-order now in the Merge store. All pre-orders will include an immediate download of the five-song Coast of Carolina EP.
Telekinesis! LP reissue track listing:
2. Coast of Carolina
4. Look to the East
5. Awkward Kisser
6. Foreign Room
7. Great Lakes
8. Imaginary Friend
9. All of a Sudden
10. Calling All Doctors
11. I Saw Lightning
LP bonus tracks:
12. Coast of Carolina (EP version)
14. We Talk Thru Satellites
15. One Step Forward
16. Creaking in the Floorboards