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Merge Has A Mind To Sign Telekinesis

On April 7, Merge Records will be adding mind control to its list of superpowers (integrity, infidelity, heat vision, etc.) when it releases the self-titled debut album from its latest dream-pop find, Seattle’s Telekinesis. Telekinesis is alter ego Michael Benjamin Lerner’s warm, Technicolor rainbow voyage into vintage indie rock territory. Playing nearly all the instruments on the recording, Lerner creates a patchwork of catchy, coastal vibrations with addictive, feel-good guitar melodies and relaxed vocals.

Lerner is preparing a full band to back him up for his upcoming tour with Ra Ra Riot and Cut Off Your Hands.

Tour Dates For Telekinesis:
01/19 – Kennewick, WA – Red Room Coffee House
02/21 – Vancouver, BC – Richard’s On Richards *
02/24 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir *
02/25 – Seattle, WA – Neumos *
02/27 – San Francisco, CA – Independent *
02/28 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre *
03/01 – La Jolla, CA – UCSD – The Loft *
03/02 – Costa Mesa, CA – The Detroit Bar *

* w/ Ra Ra Riot, Cut Off Your Hands
(via CMJ)